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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Company details
Year2010
Rank37
CompanyLINPAC
ActivityPackaging maker
LocationWest Yorkshire
Sales £m1,092
Profit £m94
Year endDec 09
Principal shareholdersDeutsche Bank, Lloyds TSB Bank
Staff7,734
Founded1959
Websitewww.linpac.com

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