German packaging specialist expands to UK
The Schumacher Packaging Group is continuing to expand. On 5th November, the company acquired Jaffabox Ltd based in Birmingham, UK. With this move, Schumacher Packaging gains another strong supplier for the group of companies and a strategically important site in Europe.
With the takeover of Jaffabox, Schumacher Packaging is further expanding its presence in the European market. Particularly internationally active customers of the packaging manufacturer will reap the benefits in terms of logistics. A fair few of them have sites in the UK themselves. For these customers, Schumacher Packaging can now offer a reliable partner in the country – particularly in times of Brexit. In addition, they can rely on another strong partner in the group of companies who is set apart by high standards of technology and a marked focus on service.
Björn Schumacher, Managing Director of the Schumacher Packaging Group, said, "Jaffabox offers immense potential which we will be able to perfectly fulfil together in our group – to the benefit of all our customers. Customers of JaffaBox will also benefit from the merger. They now have access to the comprehensive product range and the full service offer of Schumacher. In all other regards, business will continue on a familiar path for Jaffabox customers, as the company will still be managed by the Amyes family.”
The inclusion of Jaffabox in the group is another step in Schumacher Packaging's strategy of international growth. "More and more companies are active on an international scale and have sites across Europe," explains Jochen Drösel, Head of Sales at Schumacher Packaging Group. "Naturally, they prefer working with a select few suppliers serving all regions – ideally at a constant quality and price level – instead of having to choose a separate supplier for each country." That is the exact requirement the Schumacher Packaging Group aims to fulfil.
Schumacher continues, "The primary aim of our expansion is not to gain market share. What we really want to achieve is to offer existing customers even more products and services and fulfil our promise of being a full-service provider as best we can."
The takeover of Jaffabox is a logical strategic step for both sides, not least because the two companies have much in common; both are owner-managed, have a successful company history spanning more than 70 years and are each led by a set of two successful brothers. "We are very happy to have become part of the Schumacher Packaging family," says Frank Amyes, Jaffabox Managing Director. "In this way, we are making sure that we can continue the same level of service and product quality that our customers have come to expect from us. In addition, we will be able to offer them the expanded product range and European presence of Schumacher Packaging. This benefits and strengthens everyone involved."