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How it all started

Starting as a commercial stationery company from a single room office on Bath Street in Glasgow, Lord Macfarlane of Bearsden KT founded Macfarlane Group.
From 1949, the company continued to flourish and in 1973 was floated on the stock exchange.

 

Macfarlane’s core values in 1949 and today are the same. Customers are paramount and everything we did then and do today is about satisfying and delighting our customers, not only through products but also through our employees and service.
This year, Macfarlane Group celebrates its 70th anniversary.

 

Video: How it all began

Video: 70th Anniversary Video

1949
Macfarlane Group founded by Lord Macfarlane
1973
Floated on the London Stock Exchange
1980
Acquired Abbotts Packaging to enter the Packaging Distribution market
1983
Accredited ISO9003
2001
Disposal of UK Plastics manufacturing business
2001
Acquired National Packaging
2005
Launched Customer Connect & Online Ordering
2007
Accredited ISO14001
2012
Ecovadis CSR Accreditation
2014
Acquired Network Packaging
2016
Acquired Nelsons for Cartons Packaging & Innovation Lab launched
2017
Acquired the trade of Greenwoods Stock Boxes
2018
Acquired Tyler Packaging (Leicester) Ltd and Harrison's Packaging Ltd
2019
Macfarlane Group celebrates its 70th anniversary and acquires Ecopac (UK) Ltd

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