MCLAREN Packaging Group has marked its 40th anniversary with a record turnover and investment in new capital equipment.

Set up as an independent supplier of corrugated cases to the whisky industry, the family-run McLaren Packaging has expanded its operations across six facilities totalling 200,000 sq ft across central Scotland over four decades.

The firm, whose clients include drinks giant Diageo, said it has topped its target of achieving a £20 million turnover by 2020 and is on track to turnover over £30m this financial year.

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It has grown from 41 employees and a turnover of £8m a decade ago to now employing 240 staff in the group.

The award-winning Port-Glasgow headquartered firm said it will mark the occasion this weekend with a town hall event for employees.

Michael McLaren, sales and marketing director, said: “We have just posted two consecutive years of record growth.

“While that growth can be partly attributed to some exceptional circumstances, we would anticipate that our growth will continue over the next few years albeit more modestly, our underlying business is robust.”