International Track 200

Founded in 1859, this Fife company says it is the UK’s largest paper bag manufacturer. It produces 60m paper bags a week for food outlets, pharmacy chains and distributors across Europe. In 2018 chief executive Michael Longstaffe, 57, established a Polish joint venture, and overseas sales hit £5.1m. Last year Smith Anderson signed three-year deals with McDonald’s and Burger King, together worth more than £50m.

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Company details
Year2020
Rank71
CompanySmith Anderson
ActivityPaper bag manufacturer
LocationFife
2-yr av intl sales growth pa58.36%
International sales £000s5,122
Total sales £000s26,885
Staff227
Founded1859
Websitewww.smithanderson.com

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