Solutions General manager: Chris Dears
Pre-tax profit: £7.9m Employment: 161 Pay bill: £5.4m
Hightown Industrial Estate Newtownabbey Tel: 028 90 804033 www.multipkg.com
MPS — now Westrock-mps — came into being in June 2017 when Multi Packaging Solutions (MPS) was taken over by Westrock. As a global supplier of speciality packaging to the pharmaceutical/healthcare, branded food and drink and media sectors, Westrock-mps’ history goes back more than 150 years in Northern Ireland.
It began in the centre of Belfast as WW Cleland in 1865. The company says that Westrock-mps Belfast is “the modestly-scaled local centre of the organisation of over 45,000 staff operating in 30 countries across four continents”. “We offer global capabilities while maintaining a local emphasis founded on strong business ethics and trusted partnerships.” The company says it also benefits from a strategy of investing in the wellbeing and development of personnel.