100 Years of Medica Packaging in the making

2023 is a very special year for Crewe, Cheshire based Medica Packaging as 100 years ago our story began. It is also a very significant year as it is our 30th anniversary since the birth of the Medica Packaging brand.  Where did it all begin? In 1922 a printers, Frank Cottrell Printers opened its doors […]

Mental Health Awareness Week- 15th-21st May 2023

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. Medica Packaging is a member of The Printing Charity. A confidential, free helpline providing emotional support 356 days a year to help to support our employees.  Back to News We would love to hear from you How can we help? Visit our factory Book a meeting or call […]

4th January-Today is World Braille Day

On the 4th January every year we celebrate World Braille Day as it is the inventor of braille Louis Braille’s Birthday. Louis was born in 1809 in France and became blind after a childhood accident. When Louis was only 15 years old, he created a reading and writing system based on Charles Barbier’s night writing […]

Congratulations! 20 years in service.

Congratulations to the 12 members of the Medica family who have reached their 2o years service with us recently.  “Happy Anniversary! I would like to personally thank you for your hard work and dedication over the last 20 year’.” Gerard Harford, Managing Director, Medica Packaging.  Back to News We would love to hear from you […]

Medica Packaging is delighted to have won awards

Medica Packaging is delighted to have been awarded Packaging Supplier of the Year and Partner of the year by leading pharmaceutical company Accord Healthcare, for the second year running.  Medica Packaging was delighted to achieve Pharma packaging Partner and overall partner for 2021, so to also receive these awards for a second year running, 2022, […]

Why is Packaging so important in the Pharmaceutical Industry?

Pharmaceutical packaging is so important given the sensitive nature of the contents. These life saving medicines, drugs and healthcare products need to have the utmost care and protection during their journey from the manufacture to the consumer. Strict industry standards apply to pharmaceutical packaging. Medica Packaging hold the industry leading accreditations to ensure your packaging […]

What is printing?

It is almost impossible to imagine a world without print. It is all around us and plays a vital part in our daily lives.  Print is largely produced using sustainable materials.  It is predominantly paper-based, 90% of this paper is sourced from European forests – which are growing by over 1500 football pitches every day! […]

The challenges the packaging industry is facing

The packaging industry has been experiencing a number of negative impacts from a range offactors including Brexit and the pandemic over the last 12 months. In this article we explore the causes, the effects and how Medica has mitigated throughout these turbulent times.  The fundamental causes Brexit More paperwork and processes are required for working […]


By 2030, the print landscape will be very different to the pre-covid world. From 2015 – 2030, the volume of the global print and printed packaging market is expected to fall by just over 15%. However, the value of the market will grow by nearly 6.8%, largely due to changes in the product mix.  Covid […]


Print and paper’s place in a post – pandemic world. The print and paper industry is surrounded by myths, many of which are rooted in historical misconceptions about paper’s impact on forests. For many years, service providers have reinforced these environmental myths in their efforts to move consumers to digital communications. Therefore the need to […]

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