WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 6-K

                        REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER
                      PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 or 15d-16 OF
                       THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

                               For July 29, 2005

                                   BUNZL PLC
             (Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

                (Jurisdiction of incorporation or organisation)

                        110 Park Street, London W1K 6NX
                    (Address of principal executive offices)


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1.  Press release dated July 29, 2005 - Acquisition

                                                                29 July 2005


Bunzl plc, the international distribution and outsourcing Group, today announces
that it has acquired Sanicare Pty Limited. Based in New South Wales, Sanicare
supplies disposable products principally into the healthcare sector across
Australia and New Zealand. Sales were A$21.5 million in the year ended April

The company has been acquired from Institutions Holdings A/S in Denmark and
Sanicare's management. The existing management team will remain with the
business. Institutions Holdings A/S is a wholly owned subsidiary of Abena
Holdings A/S, a Danish based manufacturer of incontinence products and
associated nursing items distributed by Sanicare.

The consideration payable is a maximum of A$14.75 million for the share capital
plus a maximum of A$3.15 million in respect of intercompany debt to be
discharged. This is to be satisfied by the issue to Institutions Holdings A/S 
of 492,966 ordinary shares of 32 1/7p of Bunzl plc with the balance of the
consideration being settled in cash.

Application has been made to the United Kingdom Listing Authority for the
listing of 492,966 ordinary shares of 32 1/7p of Bunzl plc to be allotted in
satisfaction of the relevant part of the consideration now payable. These shares
will rank pari passu with the existing ordinary shares of Bunzl plc.

Commenting on the acquisition, Anthony Habgood, Chairman of Bunzl, said:

"Sanicare is an excellent addition to our successful and growing business in
Australasia. It expands our position in the market and extends our product
offering into the growing healthcare sector."


Bunzl plc                                          Finsbury
Anthony Habgood, Chairman                          Roland Rudd
David Williams, Finance Director                   Morgan Bone
Tel: 020 7495 4950                                 Tel: 020 7251 3801


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the 
registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the 
undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

                                              BUNZL PLC

Date:  July 29, 2005                          By:__/s/ Anthony Habgood__

                                              Title:   Chairman