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Northwood and Consuma Paper Products join forces

Northwood Group and Consuma Paper Products join forces to create retail-focused business

Northwood Group and Consuma Paper Products (CPP) have announced that they have joined forces to create a market-leading, retail-focused business.

Northwood’s retail business, Northwood Consumer Limited (NCL) and CPP create multi-site tissue manufacturing with state-of-the-art equipment, offering a complete range of rolled and folded tissue products. As part of this transaction, the shareholders of Northwood have acquired a significant share in CPP. The businesses will continue to operate out of their Birmingham and Grantham facilities, with innovation and sustainability at the heart of their vision.

Northwood, with its integrated supply chain, has supplied CPP with tissue for more than 20 years, providing both virgin and recycled tissue either from its own UK mills or from global supply partners. More recently, the partnership evolved with Northwood’s UK mills manufacturing recycled paper for some of CPP’s retail customers, enabling them to reduce their carbon footprint.

This partnership accelerates their joint aspirations to become ‘The Sustainable Paper Company’ with local supply, vertical integration across the supply chain, consolidated truckloads, and new technology in the paper space, delivering on lower energy usage as well as using less fibre.

Oday Abbosh, Founder and CEO of CPP’s parent company, Better All Round, commented: “Joining forces now is a natural extension of our relationship with Northwood, bringing together the best of two groups in serving our customers. Together, we will have increased capacity and be able to leverage new technology to deliver on our sustainability agenda for the benefit of all our customers.

“In a market that remains under significant pressure from a broad set of macro and geopolitical events, this will allow our customers to benefit from scale, multiple synergies, and shared expertise.”

Paul Fecher, Northwood Group’s Chairman, added: “Our heritage in tissue production, sourcing and converting across the away-from-home and retail sectors, together with our forward-looking investments in state-of-the-art machinery, allow us to offer innovative products to our combined clients in the private label area. We’re excited to join forces and expand our retail range across the whole tissue sector of Toilet, Towel, Facial, and Pocket Tissues in all formats. We look forward to working closely with the teams in Birmingham and Grantham.

“The two facilities complement each other and together we will create innovative and cost-effective products for the growing retail sector. Additionally, across Northwood we operate four recycled mills which provides an essential and differentiated asset in serving the retail market. In the present turmoil across all sectors, as a British-owned manufacturing business we’re pleased to be able to offer a dedicated, reliable supply channel as we continue our investment into UK manufacturing.”

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