We’re extremely proud of our history, from a humble small scale start-up company in 1973 to the innovative successful modern thermoformer we are today.
The company was founded in 1973 by Chris Kershaw.
Macclesfield Packaging was set up on the first floor of an old print mill to make packaging for Dinky Toys and Meccano.
The business moves to Macclesfield
A fire prompts another move
Graham joins the family business
Macpac introduces CNC
Macpac wins Prestigious Starpack Gold Award for Carbon Monoxide detector.
We were also awarded the Bronze Award for technical innovation.
A front runner for recycled materials
Macpac enters the medical sector
Macpac doubles factory size
Macpac achieve BRC accreditation with major factory investment
Macpac wins BRC/IOP accreditation in 2010 heralding a £750K investment in state of the art machinery
Macpac buys Hamilton Packaging
Macpac install the first Illig down stacking Machine in the UK
The continued expansion of the toolroom saw the introduction of Hurco CNC machines and an increase in engineers.
Macpac win Silver Award at the Starpack Awards for Surecel Clam pack for Technical Innovation
Macpac win Bronze Award at the Starpack Awards for Snap In the category for Home- DIY, Gifts & Gardening
Our innovation continues to be recognised
Macpac win Innovation of the year Award at Gro South Horticultural Exhibition for our Large Letter Pack design.
MACPAC introduces Breakdown PET
Rapid development when it counts
MACPAC is 50 years old!
Discover the things that shape our business – packaging developments, production improvements, people and more.
MACPAC URGES HORTICULTURAL INDUSTRY TO START PLANNING FOR 2024 GROWING SEASON WITH PLANTPAC® PACKAGING
Sustainable, functional and cost effective plug plant and seed tray packs ensure safe and secure delivery of seeds, saplings and well established plants Macpac – one of the UK’s leading independent manufacturers of high performance thermoformed packaging – is urging...
Results of ‘unannounced’ audit underlines commitment to setting new benchmarks in the manufacture of high quality thermoformed packaging products Further reinforcing its position as one of the UK’s leading independent manufacturers of sustainable thermoformed...
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