Bunzl plc is a British multinational distribution and outsourcing company headquartered in London, England.
The activities of the company have changed a number of times during its existence, frequently incorporating the disparate business interests of the founding Bunzl family, which trace their history back to a haberdashery opened in Pozsony in 1854. The current company was established in London in 1940 as a manufacturer of cigarette filters, crêpe and tissue paper, and the production of fibres, pulp, paper, building materials and plastics were all brought into the firm – and subsequently sold – over the following decades. Bunzl restructured itself as a company purely focused on distribution through a divestment process which began in the early 1990s and ended with the 2005 spin out of Filtrona.
Bunzl has been listed on the London Stock Exchange since 1957 and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.