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This entry was posted on 14th May 2019 by Manufacturing Blog
Macfarlane Group PLC (“Macfarlane”) today publishes its Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) Statement covering 2019 to date. At the AGM in Glasgow Stuart Paterson, Chairman of Macfarlane, will say: “Group profit for the year to date is ahead of that achieved in 2018 and, recognising the ...
This entry was posted on 25th April 2019 by Manufacturing Blog
When Norman Macfarlane founded his commercial stationery business, N.S. Macfarlane & Co Limited, on 26th April 1949, after being demobbed following his National Service, he couldn’t have known that it would develop into the very significant business that it is today. Now, as it celebrates its ...
This entry was posted on 21st February 2019 by Manufacturing Blog
Macfarlane Group PLC achieved another year of significant growth in 2018 with sales of £217.3m, (2017: £196.0m) 11% ahead of 2017 and profit before tax and exceptional items of £11.2m (2017: £9.3m), 20% ahead of 2017. The trading performance continued the positive trends of recent years and was ...
This entry was posted on 15th January 2019 by Manufacturing Blog
If you’re looking for a way to reduce costs in your business and think you have exhausted all avenues then, maybe your packaging holds the key to further reductions. Packaging can play a vital role in giving you a competitive edge, it’s got the potential to help uncover savings within your ...
This entry was posted on 17th December 2018 by Manufacturing Blog
We hope 2018 has been just as memorable for you and your colleagues as it has for us. We would like to say a huge thank you to all our customers for the continued business and support. We look forward to working with you again in 2019! This year, instead of posting Christmas cards, we will be ...
This entry was posted on 19th November 2018 by Manufacturing Blog
Shipping high value, highly sensitive medical or control instruments is a delicate matter - the products are business critical and need to arrive in full working order. For this reason many products are packed in heavy unwieldy containers that can be expensive to purchase and cost a small ...
This entry was posted on 23rd March 2018 by Manufacturing Blog
We are currently experiencing unparalleled timber shortages in the UK markets, driven by a number of global events leading to demand outstripping supply.  Raw material prices have increased 35% since Q12016 (UK Poyry Timber Index) driving up the cost of both new and recycled timber pallets. It’s ...
This entry was posted on 30th October 2017 by Manufacturing Blog
Have you ever wondered how much your packaging really costs you? The unit price is an obvious consideration but, in reality, it’s only the tip of the iceberg. There are some other significant costs hiding beneath the surface that can affect your profits, product security and brand reputation. ...
This entry was posted on 20th September 2017 by Manufacturing Blog
Effective warehouse management is vital to ensure your products get to customers quickly and efficiently. If storage is a problem and you struggle with bulky packaging everywhere you look, it might be time to review your packaging operation. Optimised packaging will not only help you save on ...
This entry was posted on 2nd August 2017 by Manufacturing Blog
Packaging plays a key role in protecting products from damage in transit and storage, which is particularly important when high value items are involved. The right packaging will not only help you minimise costs associated with damages and returns; it will also increase your productivity and ...

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