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Macfarlane Packaging provides protective packaging products and services to businesses throughout the UK, Ireland and Continental Europe.

What we do

Macfarlane Packaging is a protective packaging distributor in the UK, Ireland and Continental Europe.

  • We design and distribute protective packaging materials to businesses throughout the UK, Ireland and Continental Europe, helping our customers to reduce total packaging costs, while enhancing their reputations.
  • We do this by offering a wide portfolio of packaging products and services through our extensive branch network and providing solutions that add value to our customers’ packaging operations.
  • We work with a substantial amount of local suppliers and manufacturers, including our own in-house specialist manufacturing team.

Our Packaging Products

We have an extensive range of packaging materials in stock for customers to choose from, including:

As well as our stock range, we can help with custom packaging of all kinds. Contact us for more information.

Our Services

We can support your packaging operation at each and every stage, from stock management to packaging design.

Our experts can help you to increase efficiency, save time and reduce costs – while simultaneously improving the protection of your products in storage and transit.

Macfarlane Packaging’s services include:

  • Packaging design
  • Single source packaging supply
  • Holistic packaging reviews
  • Reducing packaging costs & environmental impact
  • Vendor managed inventory & stock holding
  • Expert sourcing
  • Independent packaging advice & expertise

Our Locations

We operate through a network of regional distribution centres located throughout the UK, Ireland and Continental Europe. Macfarlane Packaging can offer single source supply, wherever your business is based in Europe. Click here to learn more

  • Each branch has dedicated customer service, procurement, logistics and sales teams to support you
  • Packaging stocked and delivered locally in dedicated delivery vehicles, minimising environmental impact
How we help

Explore more about how we can help…

Want to reduce your packaging costs, lower your emissions or improve your packing speed? Visit the “How We Help” section of our website to explore our packaging services in more detail.

Fast facts about Macfarlane Packaging

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Over 1,000 employees

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20,000+ customers

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Large branch network

Macfarlane pallet spaces

700,000 pallet spaces

Macfarlane delivery

50,000 deliveries a month

Macfarlane truck

150+ vehicles in our fleet

Reduce the cost of your packaging supplies

1,000s of packaging lines

Local supplier network

Operating responsibly

At Macfarlane Packaging we recognise our obligation to operate sustainably and invest in our business to reduce our environmental impact.

This includes understanding our role in supporting our customers and helping them to minimise their impact on the environment too.

We make sure we adhere to quality standards and processes, work with independent bodies to provide assurance of ethical operations.


Macfarlane Packaging is committed to meeting our customers’ expectations through the manufacture and distribution of packaging products that are fit for purpose. We also believe in providing efficient service by investing in IT systems and transport fleet.

Through constant communication with our customers and suppliers, and internally, we operate a program of continual improvement for our products, service, and performance. We constantly seek to exceed the quality and service levels our customers expect and demand from us.


Macfarlane Packaging is committed to reducing the impact of its activities on the environment and assisting our customers by encouraging them to use sustainable resources wherever practical.

As part of this, Macfarlane Packaging is working towards achieving ISO 14001 registration at all sites. ISO 14001 is an internationally accepted standard that defines the requirements for establishing, implementing and operating an environmental management system and the supporting audit program.

You can download a copy of our ISO 14001 certificate for your records.

We have also committed to sustainability targets and initiatives. These can be found in our latest Environment, Social and Governance report. Click here to learn more.

Our certifications, awards and standards

Macfarlane Packaging are certified by various organisations that help us ensure we are operating responsibly and meeting international standards.

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We work with over 1000 suppliers to give you access access to than extensive range of quality packaging materials.

The packaging materials we sell are sourced from a carefully selected group of manufacturers and the strategic relationships we have with these suppliers means we can give you value for money and meet the highest quality standards.

As well as our central procurement team, all our regional distribution centres have their own procurement specialists. They work with local manufacturers to shorten supply chains and makes sure the environmental impact transporting your packaging is lessened.

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