James Upton Ltd.


Printing and packaging company, credited on releases since the 1950s. Operating under this name until 21 May 2008.

Also credited as its full legal entity name, James Upton Limited
Please use Upton Printing Group or James Upton & Sons Ltd. or James Upton (includes J.U. or JU) or James Upton & Co. if used on release.

Founded in 1852, initially operating at the Baskerville printing works, Cambridge St, Birmingham before moving the operations to Barford St in 1937.

In 1973 the company was acquired by Tinsley Robor Group Ltd. from Heenan Spark, during the next few decades the company extended its scope and by 1998 was operating numerous print and packaging facilities in the UK & Europe. The facilities operating in Birmingham, UK, provided commercial print, specialized CD packaging and Digipak™ casement. The Swindon plant facilitated standard CD packaging, as did Uden & Salzburg. Head office, London.

In 1998 parent company Tinsley Robor was acquired by Impac Group Inc. (Private equity Group) which was subsequently acquired in 2000 by Westvaco later to become MeadWestvaco.
In 2010, parent company MeadWestvaco (MWV) agreed to sell its Media & Entertainment business, AGI World operating as, AGI Media, AGI Amaray and AGI Polymatrix, to Atlas Industrial Holding Company LLC. In 2012 Atlas Holdings merges AGI World with Shorewood Packaging to create ASG (AGI-Shorewood Group).

Previously a subsidiary of Tinsley-Robor Group PLC and then Tinsley Robor Plc, UK.

The company was incorporated in the UK a few times. Data from the original company with the same name is limited. Further 'reincarnations' of the company are:
UK Company number: 01117887
Incorporated: 12 June 1973 as 'Magnaville Limited'
First name change: 13 August 1973 to 'James Upton Limited' - this page
Second name change: 29 January 2001 to 'AGI Media Packaging Limited'
Third name change: 13 October 2010 to 'MWV Dormant Limited'
Dissolved: 10 April 2019
UK Company number: 04087497
Incorporated: 10 October 2000 as 'Mutanderis (396) Limited'
First name change: 26 October 2000 to 'AGI Media Packaging Limited'
Second name change: 29 January 2001 to 'James Upton Limited' - this page
Dissolved: 21 May 2008

Sublabels:James Upton, James Upton & Sons Ltd.
Contact Info:

Last registered office address:
Drayton House
PO20 2EW
United Kingdom

Baskerville Works
Cambridge St

1 & 2 Birch
Kembrey Park
Swindon SN2 8UU

(James Upton Ltd)
AGI Media Packaging Ltd
98-138 Barford Street
Birmingham B5 6AP

(James Upton Ltd - Slough)
AGI Media Packaging Ltd
Albion Close,
SL2 5DU ,


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