Gareloch Road, Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, PA14 5XH

Our Short History

Established in 1979 as an independent supplier of corrugated cases to the whisky industry, we have now grown to sales of over £15million across a wide range of paper-based packaging.

Employing over 105 people and operating across three facilities totalling 150,000 square feet in Port Glasgow, Scotland, McLaren Packaging is a family run company supplying small, independent operators through to large multi-national organisations.

From high-quality flexographic printing to award-winning shaped composite tubes, we lead on innovation, quality and service.

  • Quality. Design and manufacture technically superior and aesthetically inspiring packaging.
  • Service. Delivering what we promise, every time, giving our clients guaranteed peace of mind.
  • Investment. To continually invest in our business to support the growth of our customers.
  • Innovation. Thought leadership in product design and attracting the best talent.
  • Winner of Packaging News Cartonboard Pack of the Year 2010.
  • Winner of Starpack Packaging Award 2013.
  • Shortlisted for Branding Project of the Year by UK Packaging Awards 2015.
  • Winner Chamber of Commerce Awards for 'Best Manufacturing & Best Employer over 25 people'.
  • Discover more about our Awards & Accreditations >
  • “Great supplier - always on time with a speedy response to escalations. We have built a great relationship, friendly yet professional.” Procurement Manager, Global Wine & Spirits Company.
  • "McLaren produce top quality printed boxes on a consistent basis and provides great service. On top of this, the feedback that we receive from our Mail Order customers for our printed boxes is always positive. It goes without saying that we have an excellent working relationship with them." Procurement Director, Global Wine & Spirits Company.
  • "As a customer of McLaren Packaging for several years I would happily recommend them to anyone looking to fulfil a packaging need. McLarens are a supplier of high quality with a track record of delivering on time and in full. McLarens are an excellent supplier and a valued part of my supply chain."Procurement Director, Global Wine & Spirit Company.
  • “Bringing a completely new product to market is never easy, however McLaren's have taken all the hard work & made it look simple. Their support on product specification, colour attainment & on line co-packer quality has been fantastic. As a family run business, they have no functional silos, offer a very hands on approach which I love.“ Head of Packaging, UK Drinks Company.