Bunzl plc reported sales for the six months ended June 30, 2008, were up 14% to £1,964.2 million (constant currency +10%).
Overall trading was strong despite increasingly difficult economic conditions as the year has progressed, particularly in the UK and the eurozone," said Anthony Habgood, chairman. "These results again demonstrate Bunzl's strength across its international markets and its ability to take advantage of growth opportunities."
Bunzl also announced it has completed two acquisitions in Spain.
The company has recently purchased Marca Protección Laboral SL and Marvel Protección Laboral SL. Marca and Marvel supply personal protection equipment, principally workwear and clothing, to redistributors throughout Spain. The aggregate revenue in the year ended 31 December 2007 was €21.2 million.
The company has also acquired the business of Higiene en Colectividades SA. The business, known as Hicosa, distributes cleaning and hygiene products. Revenue in the year ended 31 December 2007 was €6.4million.