Linpac makes and distributes food packaging, plastic containers and speciality products such as litter and recycling bins. Beyond its core retailing sector, the company also serves the automotive, food service and healthcare sectors, as well as local authorities, providing a wide range of services from asset management to equipment leasing. Led by chief executive Mike Arrowsmith, the group reported sales of £1,092m in 2009 and has 7,500 employees with operations in 29 countries around the world. The group’s main lending banks, which include Deutsche Bank and Lloyds TSB, took control of the business following refinancing talks in December.
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