Irish-owned Zeus Group buys Lurgan packaging firm James Hamilton

Irish-owned Zeus Group buys Lurgan packaging firm James Hamilton
L-R: Alan Hamilton, James Hamilton Group director; Brian O'Sullivan, Zeus Group founder; and Keith Hamilton, managing director of James Hamilton Group.

Lurgan packaging firm James Hamilton bought by the Irish-owned Zeus Group.

The Irish News reported that the Co Armagh firm, which employs around 120 people at its site on Millennium Way, has annual sales of around £15.4 million.

It’s the latest company snapped up by the rapidly expanding Dublin-based packaging group Zeus, founded 25 years ago by Brian O’Sullivan.

James Hamilton Group supplies packaging, label production, office supplies, and personal protective equipment solutions across a number of sectors.

Zeus told The Irish News that the acquisition is part of its 2023 growth strategy, that will see group revenues surpass €500m (£427m).

“We are tremendously excited about the prospects of this acquisition of one of Northern Ireland’s oldest packaging businesses,” said Zeus chief executive, Keith Ockenden.

“By harnessing the synergies between Zeus and James Hamilton Group across the island of Ireland, we can offer a more comprehensive range of solutions and manufacturing capabilities.

“Our commitment is to deliver exceptional value to our customers while driving innovation and sustainable practices.”

James Hamilton Group will continue to operate under its own brand.