Betapak Ltd. was formed in 2007 to take over family-run Island firm Beta Pak. The business sold a large range of packaging items – including cartons, polythene bags, paper bags and padded envelopes – and was dedicated to offering a very high level of service to its Island business customers.
The new proprietors soon realised they could be doing even more for their customers, who were not happy about having to waste time dealing with multiple suppliers to get the essential items they needed. The customers wanted to buy all of their business supplies in one place.
As well as all-Island coverage, we now deliver daily to Portsmouth, Southampton and surrounding areas too.
Local business Medina Office Supplies became available for sale and Betapak realised that merging with this business would make a huge difference to their customers, as they would be able to meet all of their packaging needs AND all of their stationery and office furniture needs in a simple one-stop supply solution.
This was exceptionally well received by Island businesses and customers soon began asking for other products, which meant that Betapak would go on to acquire Total Hygiene Supplies in 2008 to add cleaning materials, first aid kits, brushes, bins and lighting needs to the portfolio.
Many Betapak customers are cafés, restaurants, hotels and care homes, and as such they also need to buy catering items such as crockery, glassware, tea, coffee and soft drinks. It therefore seems a great next step for Betapak to acquire Island Tea & Coffee Co. and Island Packaging – a leading supplier of catering disposables – in 2009.
This offered further time and cost savings to customers who could now buy virtually any consumable need for their business from just one source, delivered the same or next day.