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Cliffe buys Structure-flex PP FIBC arm
Originally published:  01/03/2011
Cliffe Industrial Packaging has acquired Structure-flex’s polypropylene (PP) flexible intermediate bulk container (FIBC) division for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition enhances Cliffe’s already extensive portfolio of products, which includes single-trip disposable and multi-trip re-useable PP FIBCs, stretch film, sacks and pallet covers. “Over the past 12 years, we have built a business with an enviable reputation for the provision of first class products, accompanied by an extremely high level of customer service. Structure-flex has a similar reputation and we believe the acquisition of its polypropylene FIBC product range provides our business with a springboard for significant global expansion,” says Cliffe’s managing director David Dawber.
“The sale of our no-longer core polypropylene FIBC business,” adds Structure-flex managing director Ian Doughty, “will enable us to focus on further growth in other divisions of our business where we specialise in products manufactured from heavy duty re-enforced PVC-coated fabrics. We will now be concentrating on the design and supply of reusable bulk containers for demanding applications and an increasingly diverse range of customer-led specialist products. We will also continue to supply commercial vehicle curtains, vehicle graphics, as well as outdoor and indoor signage and point-of-sale materials.”
Since its founding in 1996, Stoke-on-Trent-based Cliffe has established itself as one of the UK’s largest independent producers and suppliers of flexible packaging materials. The company prides itself on always maintaining stock levels of finished goods with a total value of more than £1m at its warehouse at any one time. As a result, the company says, it can normally deliver goods within 24 hours of an order being placed.