Founded in 1994, Glenhaze is engaged in the production of sustainable, paper-based, and innovative product protection for the spirit, glass manufacturing and e-commerce sectors


Left to right: Gary McCulloch, Michael McLaren and Donald McLaren. (Credit: McLaren Packaging Ltd)

McLaren Packaging, a UK-based supplier of corrugated cases to the whisky industry, has acquired Bathgate-based protective packaging firm Glenhaze for an undisclosed sum.

Glenhaze produces sustainable, paper-based, and product protection for the spirit, glass manufacturing and e-commerce sectors.

Founded in 1994, the company has a purpose-built factory designed with efficiency and process flow in mind for quick turnaround of customer requirements.

The factory is equipped with an advanced CAD-controlled system that supports the rapid creation of prototypes, ensuring speedy new product developments.

All Glenhaze products are entirely recyclable and crafted from 100% recycled paper, supported by ISO 14001 environmental accreditation.

McLaren Packaging managing director Donald McLaren said: “Glenhaze offers a range of services that complement our broader product offering. We look forward to working alongside the team at Glenhaze to develop new business.

“We are retaining the Glenhaze premises in Bathgate, together with all 25 employees so, as far as Glenhaze clients and staff are concerned, it will be business as usual.

“Like ourselves, Glenhaze is a family business with a laser focus on quality and service. That’s been a huge part of its success – so we share a like-minded approach to the drinks market, offering an important product that protects the valuable products our customers produce.

McLaren added: “Corrugate is a material that we know well through our existing operations. The manufacture of specialised corrugate divisions gives us an attractive niche in the supply of protective packaging to a range of sectors.

“With our capability to supply solid board divisions to the drinks sector, this acquisition adds another string to our bow and represents a logical addition to our overall product portfolio, enabling us to access a wider customer base with a broader range of products.”

Glenhaze managing director Gary McCulloch said: “I’m delighted by this venture with McLaren Packaging which will benefit Glenhaze and our clients through the provision of a seamless continuity of services, while giving them access to an even broader range of paper-based packaging products and look forward to working alongside the McLaren Packaging management team.”