Rosewood expands into the Midlands with new Business Acquisition

Rosewood Packaging, a family-owned manufacturer of timber and corrugated packaging, was established in 1953 and is based on Tyneside.

The firm has now developed into being a leading, award-winning, designer & manufacturer of innovative packaging solutions for industrial applications – particularly in the packaging mediums
of timber & performance corrugated. With the latest acquisition, Rosewood has acquired its 5th manufacturing facility to complement the four production sites across Tyneside and takes employee numbers up to 140.


Scott Packaging – part of the Scott Group – is a leading packaging supplies organisation providing timber & corrugated packaging to industrial markets throughout the UK. The Scott Packaging Wolverhampton business was previously known as George Hill Ltd, and has an excellent reputation for offering & delivering packaging solutions
across the central belt of the UK. It is a well-established, highly respected & innovative operation, boasting over 200 clients from industries such as the automotive & aerospace sectors.  


Speaking after the acquisition, John Lord, Group Sales Director of Rosewood Packaging said: “We have been aware of the previous George Hill business for many years through its reputation for providing high quality products - supported by a first class service. Their product range dovetails neatly in with ours in both timber packing cases & crates, and performance corrugated packaging - the business, like Rosewood on Tyneside, is part of the Tri-Wall Europe fabricator network. This product range,
combined with its highly skilled and experienced workforce, made it a very attractive acquisition for us”.


“The purchase of the business aligns with our strategy to expand geographically with a new centre in the Midlands. The site will initially be known as George Hill Rosewood, and we will provide the business with the support needed to assist its growth & to ensure that the site remains one that we are all proud of”.


“We worked closely on this deal with Adam Rayner from the corporate finance team at Muckle LLP in Newcastle, and we would like to thank him, Partner, Philip Clare, and the rest of the Muckle team for their diligent and professional approach”.   

This transaction follows Rosewood’s acquisitions of two DS Smith Packaging businesses in North Shields and the acquisition of Merlin Packaging in Gateshead.