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About Us

Gwalia consists of Dragon Plastics a closure manufacturer formed more than forty years ago, a third generation family company; and bottle manufacturer Gwalia, formerly Riverside Plastics, acquired by Dragon’s shareholders in summer 2007.

Uniquely Gwalia Packaging Group is the only privately owned SME in the UK to manufacture both containers and closures with equally large standard ranges. This means that customers can benefit from extremely flexible and speedy matching of closure to container, container to closure and this flexibility makes for more effective packaging.

Child resistant packaging has, since the 1980s, been one of the group’s core competencies and Gwalia holds a number of patents for its closures, all of which with suitable containers, comply with ISO 8317. Because of the groups enterprising culture, a number of special designs have been created and brought into production for both large and small customers-literally national supermarket groups to niche manufacturers.

Gwalia enjoys a number of accreditations and these include: ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004, BRC/IoP global standard for food packaging, FDA Drug Masterfile and Child Safe Packaging Group founder membership.