Mpac Group plc the global packaging solutions group has acquired Lambert Automation Limited for £15 million. The acquisition supports Mpac’s strategic goals in driving innovation in the packaging solutions sector while remaining at the frontline of packaging machinery and automation excellence.
Founded in 1973, Lambert is a provider of technology leading automation solutions to the medical and consumer healthcare markets and is based in Tadcaster, Yorkshire. Now employing more than 160 people, the business has established itself as a global leader in cutting-edge automation processes and transformational technologies.
The acquisition supports Mpac’s strategy of being a market leader in the provision of full-line packaging solutions for the pharmaceutical, healthcare and food and beverage sectors. Lambert will enable Mpac to engage earlier in client’s investment cycles and offer a more comprehensive range of automation & packaging solutions and allows the business to enter the medical and healthcare product assembly and packaging market, fulfilling the expected increase in demand for wellness products.
Warren Limbert, Managing Director at Lambert, will remain with Lambert as the deal presents growth opportunities with the existing Mpac business and access to its global sales and service infrastructure.
Tony Steels, Chief Executive of Mpac, commented: “Lambert is a high-quality business with proven performance and long-standing embedded relationships with global blue-chip customers. Clear synergies exist in the market, technologies and supply chain which will provide our customers and potential new customers even greater confidence in the delivery of complete turn-key packaging solutions. Lambert entered 2019 with a significantly higher order book than the previous year and I am excited about the potential of the combined business and the momentum it brings to the fulfilment of our strategic plans.”
Commenting on the sale, Warren Limbert from Lambert said: “Lambert are excited to move forward as part of the Mpac Group. Our customers within the medical and consumer healthcare markets now expect a greater global service from their automation and technology partners and this move provides us with a differentiating product offering that covers the entire production needs of our clients. The reach of the Mpac Group organisation means we can enhance service and support to our clients globally.
I see tremendous strategic synergies which will ensure together we establish our position as one of the world’s leading automation providers in our market.”