James Jones & Sons Ltd, one of the UK’s leading pallet and packaging businesses and owner of Billington (International) Ltd has announced the acquisition of UK Pallet Collars Ltd.

Peter McKenzie, Managing Director of James Jones & Sons Pallet and Packaging Division, said “We are very pleased to have completed this acquisition and are delighted that the existing management team will stay within the business to ensure a seamless transition and provide continuity to long term and valued customer relationships. Karen Rick, Managing Director of UK Pallet Collars, brings a wealth of experience in this market and will be an asset to the wider team and day to day operations of the business. The acquisition will also mean we can offer customers a broader spectrum of products and services from a wider geographical base”.

“I am delighted that UK Pallet Collars will become part of the James Jones & Sons Group, which is also a family company and has obvious synergies with our own and will allow long term strategic growth” said Karen Rick.

The Pallet and Packaging Division has 16 sites located across the UK and manufactures pallets and packaging as well as inspection and repair sites for each of the major pallet pools in the UK.