• Multi-national paper bags manufacturer

      We specialise in supply to high volume buyers for the following market sectors. Whatever your specification, we can customise bags and services to budget.

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    • Our products

    • Unique Offering

      food to go paper bags

      Therm SealTM PEFC paper bags, perfect for keeping food hot or cold during transit. Ideal for both delivery and food-to-go.

    • RePapaPac®Nature’s Friendliest Carrier

      Repapapac - reusable paper bag

      A first for the paper bag industry, brought to you by AB Group Packaging. RePapaPac®, the Reusable Paper Bag is 'Natures Friendliest Carrier'. 100% reusable, super strong, water and tear resistant and sustainable. This product is fast becoming an alternative to thicker plastic bags for customers looking to reduce the amount of plastic in their stores.

    • We serve many different buyer scenarios:

      We work with “new to paper bag” high volume buyers transitioning away from plastic bags.
      We can project manage transitions of all or part supply portfolios from Plastic to Paper.
      We work with buyers seeking a new or second supplier for their paper bags.

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    • Our services

    • Carbon Neutral Products

      Carbon Neutral Bag

      Green energy efficient, clean air manufacturing processes and ethical supply chain make us the natural choice.

    • Global Supply Chain

      Global Supply Chain

      The primary mission of AB Group Packaging is guaranteed supply. We employ ERP systems to create strategies to always meet demand. You always have bags at the right size, in the right place and at the right time and within your budget.

    • Planet conscious paper bags

      Sustainable forestry management, clean power and carbon neutral manufacturing make AB Group's paper bags the natural choice.

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    • Ocean Friendly

      Clean sea with Sealions and seals

      Learn more about our latest innitiative to introduce 'Ocean Friendly' certification for paper products.

    • Forests for the future

      Tree saplings

      We work closely with our customers and suppliers in order to supply sustainably sourced paper. PEFC certified paper is available.

    • Local and global responsibility

      UK river

      We employ stringent quality and environmental controls to ensure the highest level of environmental protection across all our locations.

    • Innovative partnerships for better paper bags

      Working alongside paper manufacturers, technical institutions and customers to define the way paper bags meet future demand.

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    • Thinking outside the bag

      Innovation in a bag

      We specialize in cutting edge carry bag constructions using sustainable paper.

    • Designed for your brand

      paper bag design

      Our design team are experts at maintaining brand consistency across complex projects in multiple locations and languages.

    • Ocean Friendly certification

      Dolphins surfing in a Clean ocean

      Working alongside partner paper mills to develop certifications to keep our waters clean.

    • Multinational, high-volume paper bag manufacturer

      Three strategically located plants provide high quality paper bags and flexible packaging solutions for local, national and multinational brands.

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    • About us

    • Strategic locations = optimal supply

      Countries map

      With three manufacturing plants in the UK, Ireland and Spain along with large warehouse capacity, we're ideally placed for supply across the world.

    • Ethical supply chain

      Ethical supply chain image

      We constantly monitor our supply chain to ensure it meets the highest ethical standards.

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Undergraduate Placement Opportunities

We have openings in our Plants in Ebbw Vale, Wales; Blessington, Ireland and Amorbieta, Spain. The locations of which are as follows:

AB Group Packaging Ebbw Vale Gwent
Unit 28
Rassau Industrial Estate
Ebbw Vale
NP23 5SD

AB Group Packaging Ireland
Blessington Industrial Estate
Co. Wicklow
W91 W898

AB Group Packaging Amorbieta Spain
DB Iberia 2013, S.L.
Pol Ind Zubieta S/N PAB 1
48340 Amorebieta


We currently have openings in our manufacturing plants and offices for candidates seeking placements to gain experience across all normal areas of a manufacturing plant and administrative operations that support the running of the business, for example:


  1. Environmental Standards and Certifications
  2. Commercial Projects related to manufacturing to achieve cost efficiencies
  3. Manufacturing Operations – any field broadly or directly related to manufacturing product or to supporting the smooth running of the operation for example:


IT HR, Marketing, Accountancy,  Production Planning, Engineering, Maintenance,  Ethics, Customer Service, Sales, Purchasing, Logistics and Warehousing, Operations,  ERP Systems and Coding, Robotics


Enquiries are welcome to learn more about openings.


Ideally, this must be part of an organised University or College placement where students are requirement to find such placements as part of their studies and will count toward your qualification.


The placement term is in accordance with what is required by your College or University.


  1. Duties are allocated to fit your field of study to real company projects
  2. You will report to managers both off and on site on all shifts as required
  3. Strict adherence to the company Health and Safety and Covid Plan is a requirement
  4. Projects are based at the manufacturing plants
  5. Training is provided as required and mentoring channels are provided.
  6. The work relates to highly sustainable paper goods and packing or other light goods production.

Skills / Abilities


  • Team player with an open and friendly personality with a can-do attitude.
  • Able to work through a problem with guidance
  • Understand the need for excellent internal and/or external customer focus
  • Understanding of working to deadlines
  • Able to work methodically and as instructed.
  • Ability to liaise clearly with other staff members, supervisors and managers and other graduates.
  • A practical approach.
  • Committed to a placement to achieve solid results.


Please include a comprehensive CV and covering letter with your application and send to: abgpcareers @ abgrouppackaging.com (NB remove the spaces from this email address).

Please note that when indicating which of our plants you wish to complete your placement at, these are not residential placements so you will need to have accommodation arranged before accepting your placement. 

Ensure you include an email address and telephone number where you can be contacted regarding your application.

We look forward to hearing from you.