Food packaging company Certiforms has been acquired by packaging manufacturer, Mercury Packaging.

The deal is part of Mercury Packaging’s expansion plans, enabling the company to offer enhanced printing capabilities, production efficiencies and technical expertise to a number of industries and allow it to increase its focus on the baking industry as well as other sector in the food industry.

Certiforms, currently located in Macclesfield, produce wicketted bags that are available in a range of sizes, thicknesses and substrates including low and high density polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), co-extruded films, and polyester. They are available plain or printed in up to eight colours and are manufactured in a variety of different styles.

Tony Stanger, Mercury Packaging’s managing director said the acquisition “allows us to quickly penetrate the previously untapped food industry”.

Mercury Packaging, based in Nottinghamshire, specialises in the supply of high clarity polypropylene films for display purposes and has recently added a range of laminates to supplement its single ply films for the food packaging sector.