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March 13, 2020
March 13, 2020
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Amelia Knight, a UK-headquartered manufacturer of private-label and branded cosmetics, has acquired Longshawe Packaging.

WHO: Longshawe Packaging is a producer of cosmetic and personal care products.

Amelia Knight is a private-label manufacturer with two decades of experience providing end-to-end solutions for beauty brands. The business also has a portfolio of direct-to-consumer brands across skincare, color. and gifting.

WHY: The acquisition will enable Amelia Knight to significantly increase its own capabilities to manufacture cosmetics, including oils, haircare, male grooming, and skincare products, from within the UK while also complementing its existing facilities in Hangzhou, China.

IN THEIR OWN WORDS: David Salmon, founder and Chairman of Amelia Knight, said: “We are immensely proud of the acquisition of Longshawe Packaging, as it signifies considerable milestones for both Amelia Knight and the UK manufacturing industry. Firstly, it enables Amelia Knight to react to an ever-changing industry and create more of its own products right here in the UK. Secondly, as we leave the European Union, it brings the perfect opportunity to fly the flag for UK manufacturing. While some uncertainty abounds over what comes next, we are confident about what the future holds for the UK and UK manufacturing That is why we’re investing in home-grown talent to evolve the sector and help it continue to flourish. We really are only just getting started. We shall continue to develop our beautiful products for the markets at home and around the world.”

Mark Salmon, Director of UK Manufacturing at Amelia Knight, added: “We are investing in UK talent and creating jobs as we deliver our homegrown vision on a global stage. As a vertically integrated company, we are perfectly placed to work with cosmetics brands of any size.”


  • Amelia Knight Acquires Longshawe Packaging.
  • The terms of the transaction were not released.
  • Amelia Knight plans to double the headcount at the Longshawe plant and invest in new state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment.
  • Amelia Knight, a family-run business, previously acquired Pascalle Cosmetics in February 2019.

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