Spanish multinational paper and packaging manufacturer SAICA has taken over Manchester-based recycler Houghton’s Waste Paper.
The Spanish firm says the acquisition is a continuation of the expansion of SAICA Natur, SAICA’s waste management business in the UK.
Houghton’s Waste Paper runs a recycling operation in Audenshaw of around 30 people, specialising in waste management services and confidential document destruction.
SAICA says the new site will help the supply and stock management of raw material to its new recycled paper mill in Partington, 20 miles away.
It will add approximately 25,000 tonnes of waste to the amount managed by the company each year, bringing the total to 425,000 tonnes.
The Partington mill became operational earlier this year and creates high-performance papers and packaging, using 100% UK recycled materials and manufactured wholly in the UK.
SAICA Natur MD Simon Dymoke said: “The acquisition of Houghton’s Waste Paper will provide our PM11 project in Partington with a local supply of raw material, which helps us in our aim to cut carbon emissions across the SAICA Group.”