Making and distributing food packaging and rigid plastic containers is the business of Linpac. Beyond its core retail customers, the company also has clients in the automotive, food and healthcare sectors, and provides services ranging from asset management to equipment leasing. In December last year it sold five non-core divisions, representing 6% of its total turnover, to Chamonix Private Equity for an undisclosed amount to pay down debt. The group, which has 7,000 employees spread across 29 countries, posted sales of £1,107m in 2010.

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Company details
Year2011
Rank39
CompanyLINPAC
ActivityPackaging maker
LocationWest Yorkshire
Sales £m*1,107
Profit £m*81
Year endDec 10
Principal shareholdersVarious (no shareholder holds more than 15% of the equity)
Staff7,174
Founded1959
Websitewww.linpac.com

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