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Graphic Packaging International

www.graphicpkgeurope.com

Graphic Packaging International

Interlink Park, Interlink Way S, Bardon Hill, Bardon, Leicestershire, LE67 1PE

Tel: +44 (0) 1530 518200

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Email: enquiries.europe@graphicpkg.com

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About Us

Graphic Packaging International, a subsidiary of Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE: GPK), is one of the world’s largest producers of folding cartons, holding a leading market position in coated-unbleached kraft and coated-recycled board.

Graphic Packaging International develops and manufactures innovative, design-led packaging solutions for some of the most widely recognised companies in the world. Of the company's 64 production sites, 11 are located in Europe - UK, Ireland, France, Netherlands, Germany and Spain.





The company's European operation specialises in two main areas; Beverages: Multipack cartons and Packaging Machinery Systems and Food: Chilled Foods, Food to Go, Convenience, Confectionery, Spirits, Household and Personal Care.



The GPI commitment to innovation is demonstrated by its three global innovation centres, which support the collaborative development of forward-thinking carton solutions between GPI and its customers. In 2015 GPI opened its third innovation centre at its Bardon site in Leicestershire, UK – an industry first for the European carton industry.



The Global Innovation Centre in Bardon contributes to GPI UK's award-winning innovation record. In 2016 the company has been shortlisted in the Pro Carton ECMA awards and awarded Innovation of the Year at the UK Packaging Awards for its collaborative convenience-food packaging projects.



As well as developing award-winning products, GPI UK recognises and supports young talent looking to break into the industry with a number of initiatives. Programmes include apprenticeship schemes across multiple departments, university placement schemes in packaging design and sponsoring the Schools and Students StarPack design briefs.



GPI's design-led packaging solutions for the food and beverage industries are the first choice for Europe's leading food manufacturers, retailers and brands. GPI has extensive global experience in delivering highly-efficient, cost-effective solutions to suit national market needs.





Products & Services

Key Industries

general products

  • Printed Folded Cartons
  • Microwave Cooking Solutions
  • Fruit Packaging
  • Laminated Hybrid solutions for chilled retail & food service
  • SUS Kraft Cartonboard
  • Beverage Packing Machinery



  • Markets
  • Convenience
  • Digital printing
  • Food to Go
  • Bakery
  • Confectionery
  • Spirits
  • Personal Care
  • Beer
  • Soft Drinks
  • Dairy
Graphic Packaging International News
  • GPI Cooking Solutions Put the Ping into Packaging

    27th Apr:  Packaging innovation is the key to delivering high-quality microwaved food for time-poor consumers, according to Roger Villar, cooking solutions manager at market leading carton manufacturer, Graphic Packaging International (GPI).

  • GPI Partners with Pro Carton to Support Designers of Tomorrow

    04th Apr:  Folding carton specialist, Graphic Packaging International (GPI), has been announced as sponsor of training for the winners of the Pro Carton Young Designers Award 2017, an event that promotes design excellence in the fully sustainable material, cartonboard.

  • GPI & 2SFG Collaboration Sparks Food Packaging Revolution

    21st Mar:  Leading carton specialist Graphic Packaging International, UK (GPI) has been working in partnership with Two Sisters Food Group (2SFG), the UK’s largest food manufacturer. The latest collaboration has resulted in a new and exciting range of ready meal products for online retailer Amazon.

  • Fruitpack: A Sustainable, Attractive Solution for Stand out Fruit and Veg

    15th Mar:  “As well as being visually stunning, today’s premium fruit and vegetable cartons should be both innovative and sustainable to add value from converter to consumer,” according to Ana Gonzalez, European Innovation and Design Manager, at Graphic Packaging International (GPI).

  • GPI and Fourpure Bring a Taste of Craft Beer to Easyfairs Packaging Innovations

    23rd Feb:  London based family brewery, Fourpure Brewing Co., will partner with leading folding carton producer, Graphic Packaging International, to offer craft beer tasting sessions to attendees of Packaging Innovations 2017.

  • Experience GPI's Barcelona Street Food Theme at Packaging Innovations 2017

    18th Jan:  Leading folding carton manufacturer, Graphic Packaging International (GPI), will showcase the benefits of its premium packaging solutions via ‘La Boqueria, the famous Barcelona Street Market’ theme at this year’s Packaging Innovations Exhibition.

  • GPI Supports UK Food & Drink industry at Quality Food Awards 2016

    10th Nov:  Graphic Packaging International (GPI) will show its support to manufacturers and retailers that provide innovative food and drink products to UK grocery outlets this week, as headline sponsor of the Quality Food Awards 2016.

  • GPI Takes Top Prize for Innovation at UK Packaging Awards 2016

    07th Nov:  Graphic Packaging International’s (GPI) Mini Nom Nom pack for Nom Noms World Food has been named Innovation of the Year at the UK Packaging Awards 2016, held at Grosvenor House Hotel in London last week (27 October).

  • GPI Takes Top Prize for Innovation at UK Packaging Awards 2016

    04th Nov:  Graphic Packaging International’s (GPI) Mini Nom Nom pack for Nom Noms World Food has been named Innovation of the Year at the UK Packaging Awards 2016, held at Grosvenor House Hotel in London last week (27 October).

  • U.K Packaging and Print Industries Need to Step up for Young Talent

    10th Oct:  Tom Garsed, Marketing, Design & Innovation Director, Graphic Packaging UK, calls for action in the UK packaging and print industries to support the development of young talent in the country.

  • GPI Celebrates First Anniversary of UK Global Innovation Centre

    02nd Sep:  Market leading folding carton producer, Graphic Packaging International (GPI), has celebrated a productive first year at its UK Global Innovation Centre (GIC).

  • Graphic Packaging Develops Stand Out Vaccum Skin Carton

    16th Aug:  Meat, fish and poultry retailers can now access a laminated carton board pack that provides a unique combination of longer shelf life and dramatic presentation, thanks to SlimFresh, developed by carton specialist Graphic Packaging International (GPI) and tray sealing machinery experts G. Mondini.

  • GPI UK Continues to Support Overseas Students

    02nd Aug:  Leader in folding carton packaging innovation, Graphic Packaging International (GPI), has received 20 Michigan State University (MSU) students at its Global Innovation Centre (GIC) in Bardon, UK, in support of the wider GPI MSU student programme.

  • Futures in Packaging Look Bright for Student Winners of GPI Starpack Awards 2016

    29th Jul:  Market leaders in folding carton packaging, Graphic Packaging International (GPI), recently presented awards to students who responded to their carton design briefs in the student and schools categories of the StarPack® Awards 2016.

  • GPI Offers a Cool Solution for Summer Drinks

    05th May:  With ever more outdoor events appearing on the summer social calendar, Graphic Packaging International has developed a unique carton suitable for the beer and soft drinks market which enables consumers to keep their drinks cooled for many hours, whilst enabling brands to achieve high levels of brand visibility.

  • Premium Patisserie Cartons by Graphic Packaging International

    17th Mar:  Broadening their influence to new markets, Graphic Packaging International has developed a premium range of Patisserie Cartons.

  • GPI To Present Exciting New Techniques at Packaging Innovations

    13th Jan:  2016 is set to be another great year for innovation by Graphic Packaging International as it prepares to reveal an impressive swathe of new high-end packaging solutions at the Packaging Innovations Exhibition in February.

  • Cracking Christmas Packaging for Cadbury’s Mini Rolls

    17th Dec:  The Christmas packaging for Cadbury’s Mini Rolls – produced by Graphic Packaging International – is a festive hit, as the brand is successfully introduced to the growing gift market.

  • GPI’s Box of Delights for M&S Indian Range

    10th Dec:  The star of the M&S Indian range re-launch this autumn was a concept new to the UK, so when Graphic Packaging International was briefed to create a design for the new Thali range, they knew a ‘theatrical reveal’ would appeal to consumers selecting this intriguing product.

  • Graphic Packaging International Invest in New Fleet

    05th Nov:  Graphic Packaging International has invested £480,000 in new vehicles to support outbound logistics from its UK sites.

  • GPI to Showcase High-end Trends at Packaging International

    11th Sep:  Graphic Packaging International has always been at the forefront of high quality packaging for luxury goods, but the Conceptual Design team has excelled itself with the examples they’ll be showcasing at this year’s Packaging Innovations Exhibition.

  • GPI Presents Innovative Solutions at Packaging International Exhibition

    07th Sep:  With the number of craft beers on the market growing year on year, for a product to really make an impact, a brand needs more than just a quirky name and kooky label.

  • Graphic Packaging International Rebrand Goes Live

    12th Jun:  After a great deal of preparation across three UK sites, Benson Group is proud to announce the completion of its re-branding as Graphic Packaging International.

  • Benson Group and Dhruv Baker Spice Up Packaging

    20th Jan:  At the Benson Group’s Theatre of Food at Packaging InnovationsMasterchef winner Dhruv Baker will be tempting visitors with his signature blend of Asian and European cuisines, and Benson’s talented team of designers will also be on hand to impress you with their exceptional approach to the possibilities of carton board packaging.

  • UK First: Microwave Cooking Solutions Launched by Benson Group

    21st Nov:  Benson Group, a leading UK manufacturer of printed cardboard packaging, has announced the launch of a full range of microwave cooking solutions.

  • Benson Big on the Shortlists

    08th Sep:  It’s that time of year again! Awards ceremonies abound, and the shortlists for the two biggest awards in the print and packaging world’s have been announced.

  • Benson Group Makes Shortlist for The Luxury Packaging Awards

    06th Aug:  Benson Group has announced that the packaging created at the company’s Medica Packaging business for Baylis & Harding Great Body Firming Cream has been shortlisted in the Cosmetics and Personal Care Pack category for the 2014 Luxury Packaging Awards.

  • Benson Group Delivery Fleet Expanded

    10th Jun:  Benson Group, one of the UK’s leading printed folding carton suppliers, has announced details of the latest investment in its delivery fleet.

  • Value through innovation

    29th May:  Benson Group is a privately owned leading UK based printed folding carton supplier, manufacturing packaging products for the food retail and healthcare industries for a wide range of UK and European customers. Elisabeth Skoda spoke to Dr Helene Roberts, the group’s marketing director, to find out more about its drive for proactive innovation and recent major investments.

  • Senior Creative Appointmentfor Benson Group

    21st May:  Benson Group, one of the UK’s leading printed folding carton suppliers, has announced the appointment of Sam Clough to the position of Creative Design Studio Manager.

  • Radio 4’s In Business Programme: Packaging in a Pickle

    21st May:  Leading UK packaging specialist Benson Group will feature in the Thursday May 22 edition of “In Business”, airing on BBC Radio 4 at 20:30, repeated on Sunday evening at 21:30, and available on the BBC iPlayer after that date.

  • Graphic Packaging Continues European Expansion with Benson Acquisition

    21st Feb:  Graphic Packaging International, a leading provider of packaging solutions to the food, beverage and other consumer markets, has announced an agreement to acquire Benson Group, a leading food and healthcare packaging company based in the UK.

  • Medica Packaging Takes the Fight to the Counterfeiters

    20th Feb:  Medica Packaging, the healthcare packaging specialist company within Benson Group, one of the UK’s leading printed folding carton manufacturers, has detailed the latest updates to its Brand Protection Programme for printed packaging.

  • “Benson Delilicious” Enters the Food-to-Go Market

    17th Feb:  Benson Group, one of the UK’s leading privately owned printed folding carton manufacturers, has announced that it will introduce of a new range of food-to-go products under the Benson Delilicious brand name.

  • Benson Gateshead Turns to Heidelberg

    14th Jan:  Benson Gateshead has announced details of its largest press investment ever.

  • Benson Group Announces Butterkist Design Competition Winner

    13th Dec:  Packaging industry innovator Benson Group has announced the results of its latest Design Competition for students, which was staged in conjunction with the UK’s leading popcorn brand Butterkist.

  • Benson Group & Butterkist Announce Design Competition Winner

    11th Dec:  Packaging industry innovator Benson Group has announced the results of its latest Design Competition for students, which was staged in conjunction with the UK’s leading popcorn brand Butterkist.

  • Benson Bardon Apprentices Nominated for Award

    18th Oct:  Benson Group, one of the UK’s leading privately owned printed folding carton manufacturers, has announced that four apprentices from its Benson Bardon plant have been nominated by sponsor Leicester College for the Apprentices Category of the Leicestershire Young Achievers Awards 2013.

  • Benson Group’s Kerridge at 43 in RISI Power List 2013

    03rd Oct:  Benson Group Managing Director Mark Kerridge entered Pulp & Paper International’s RISI Top 50 Power List at number 43. Benson Group is one of the UK’s leading privately owned printed folding carton manufacturers, producing large volumes of packaging for both the food and healthcare industries from four UK production sites.

  • Benson Group Website Award and Shortlist

    26th Sep:  Benson Group, one of the UK’s leading privately owned printed folding carton manufacturers, is already celebrating the beginning of the awards season with recognition of its 2013 website. The site has already won the “Manufacturing Standard of Excellence” prize in the 2013 Web Awards, as staged by the Web Marketing Association, and has now been shortlisted in the “B2B Sector Website or Campaign” category for the “Dadi” awards – The Drum awards for the Digital Industries.

  • Benson Group & Butterkist Launch Design Competition

    19th Sep:  Packaging industry innovator Benson Group has launched its latest Design Competition for students in conjunction with the UK’s leading popcorn brand Butterkist.

  • Helene Roberts Joins Benson Group as Marketing Director

    18th Jul:  Benson Group, one of the UK’s leading privately owned printed folding carton manufacturers, has announced the appointment of Dr Helene Roberts as Group Marketing Director.

  • Medica Provides the Packaging for Bio-Health

    15th Jul:  Licensed herbal medicine provider Bio-Health, Rochester, Kent, has worked closely with Medica Packaging, Crewe, the specialist healthcare packaging supplier within Benson Group, as the company dramatically expands its herbal medicinal product business.

  • Benson Group Launch Student Design Competition

    05th Jul:  Benson Group has launched its first design competition for students, in conjunction with long standing client Willie’s Cacao.

  • Investment in Productivity at Benson Bardon

    20th Jun:  The latest press install at Benson Group, one of the UK’s leading privately owned printed folding carton manufacturers, is already having an impact on print throughput.

  • Benson Receives Award for Willies Cacao Pack

    03rd Jun:  Benson Group is celebrating its first award for 2013 following recognition in the Structural Design category of the Starpack Awards 2013.

  • Bobst Expertcut Units Destined for Benson Group

    28th May:  Benson Group has announced details regarding an order for the first “new generation” Bobst Expertcut 106 PER die-cutters to be installed in the UK.

  • Benson Gateshead Brings Coating Plate Production In-House

    23rd Apr:  Benson Group has announced details regarding the installation of coating plate production equipment from Dantex at its Benson Gateshead food-packaging factory.

  • Speedmaster XL 106 to Expand Print Capacity at Benson Box

    28th Mar:  The latest press install at Benson Box, the Bardon, Leicestershire, headquarters of the Benson Group, one of the UK’s leading privately owned printed folding carton manufacturers, is now well underway, with a Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 106 on schedule to be adding its substantial firepower to the company’s press line-up by during the month of April.

  • Benson Group to Launch New Web Site at Show

    28th Feb:  Benson Group, one of the UK’s leading privately owned carton printers, will unveil its new, completely re-designed web site at Packaging Innovations 2013, taking place at Birmingham’s NEC, February 27 and 28. The new set of web pages, created with the assistance of long-term Internet technology partner Zeta Communications, brings the Group’s 2008 site bang up to date with a significant focus on tablet and smartphone use.

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Rakhee Karia

Position: Marketing Manager Europe

Telephone: +44 (0) 1530 518200

Email: rakhee.karia@graphicpkg.com


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Regional Offices

Ireland

Stradbally Road Ballymacken Portlaoisse Co Laois WH2000 Ireland

Telephone: +353 57 8660512

Email: enquiries.europe@graphicpkg.com 

Netherlands

Kooiweg 12 Hoogerheide SZ4631 Netherlands

Telephone: +31 164611500

Email: enquiries.europe@graphicpkg.com 

Germany

Funkschneise 19, 28309 Bremen, Germany

Telephone: +49 4214 108829

Email: enquiries.europe@graphicpkg.com 

France

2 Allee de Chenes Masnieres Nord-Pas-de-Calais 59241 France

Telephone: +33 3 27 757575

Email: enquiries.europe@graphicpkg.com 

Spain

Crta. N-IIa, Km 557,3 08711 Odena Barcelona Spain

Telephone: +34 938017337

Email: enquiries.europe@graphicpkg.com 

Italy

Via Le Rimembranze 21/13 Milan 20020 Italy

Telephone: +39 2 09375311

Email: enquiries.europe@graphicpkg.com