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Elliott Baxter & Company Acquires Warren Board in the UK

EBB and Warren Board Warren Board is an independent carton board and graphical board distributer and converter in the UK. Pictured above: Matt Elliott, Anne Ferguson and Barry Pincott.

Dec. 17, 2020 - Elliott Baxter & Company Limited (EBB) said that it has acquired Warren Board, an independent carton board and graphical board distributer and converter in the UK.

Terms of the deal, which closed on December 14, were not disclosed.

"Warren Board has been a leader in the supply of Carton Board grades for many years in the UK, as a competitor we have admired their professionalism, their stock range and the way they deal with the Carton Printers," said Matt Elliott, MD of EBB. "Our new combined strength with Warren Board will see improved choice and better service to all of our UK and Ireland based customers.

"The Elliott Baxter Group is now, not just the largest independently owned paper merchant in UK & Ireland, but also the largest carton board merchant in UK & Ireland," Elliott added.

Warren Board will continue to operate from both its 112,000 square-foot warehouse in Glenfield, Leicestershire and 42,000 square-foot converting plant in West Bromwich, which has the capacity to convert over 5,000 tonnes of product per year.

Barry Pincott, founder of Warren Board, commented, "After 44 years building Warren into the company that it is today, the time is right for Anne Ferguson and I to fully retire. With the help of our excellent Board of Directors, without whose help we could not have achieved the success we have today, it was felt we needed a partner who could invest and help us grow to reach our full potential."

EBB said that it plans to integrate the Warren Board sales within the EBB Service network.

Elliott Baxter is a leading family-owned independent paper and board supplier in the UK. Formed in 1922, the company is now into its fourth generation of Elliott ownership and management. EBB has 9 modern storage and distribution centres covering the UK. to learn more, visit:

SOURCE: Elliott Baxter & Company Limited