Durham Box acquired by Logson Group

The Durham Box team
The Durham Box team - Durham Box

Independent corrugated packaging supplier The Logson Group has acquired a majority shareholding in packaging and PoS printer Durham Box.

According to documents filed at Companies House, Logson Holdings was appointed as a person with significant control at family owned Durham Box on 30 June.

The existing management team will remain with the County Durham-based company, continuing to lead Durham Box as a standalone business within the Coalville, Leicestershire-headquartered Logson Group.

Durham Box managing director Dan Morris said: “I am incredibly excited to lead Durham Box into the next phase of its journey. Since being started by my parents in 1989 we have achieved great things as an independent family-run business.

“Joining forces with Logson, as our ideal partner, allows us to further expand and evolve, seamlessly complementing our existing operations while mutually benefitting both organisations.”

David Richardson, Logson Group CEO, added: “Durham Box is a great addition to the Logson family, and we are pleased to have acquired the business allowing us to expand our reach into the North East of the country.

“Dan, and the team at Durham Box, have built a very strong business that has shown continued growth and development over many years. There is a strong correlation between the two organisations in terms of culture, drive, and approach to customers.

“With Dan continuing as a part owner and managing director at Durham Box, we are very excited to be able to share expertise and capabilities with the wider Logson Group.”

Durham Box will join the existing Logson Group brands of Board24, Boxes and Packaging, Cases24, Jardin Corrugated, Red Rose Packaging, Boxshop, and The Cardboard Box Company.

Collectively they operate from 20 locations across the UK, with the group employing more than 1,200 staff and turning over £400m a year.

According to its accounts for the year ended 31 January 2023, filed at Companies House, Durham Box employed 97 staff and achieved a turnover of nearly £18.8m, almost flat on the previous year. Its pre-tax profit for the year was £1.4m.

In early 2020, the business installed an EFI Nozomi C18000. It added the white UV LED ink option to the corrugated printer later in the year to help to expand its offering into new markets, including e-commerce.