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 February 1, 2006

                                   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 February 1, 2006 -  Acquisition

                                                                1 February 2006


Bunzl plc, the international distribution and outsourcing Group, today announces
that it has acquired The Midshires Group Limited from a privately owned company,
Wychbury Holdings Limited. Midshires, which is based in Shrewsbury with
locations also in Wolverhampton, Loughborough and Northampton, is principally
engaged in the operation and sale of vending machines and associated services
throughout Central England. It had revenue of GBP11.6 million in the year ended
31 December 2005 and gross assets acquired are estimated to be GBP8.6 million.

Bunzl also announces the acquisition of Master Craft Packaging Corporation from
a privately controlled family trust, the Roseth Family Trust. Based in Fresno,
California, Master Craft serves the redistribution and foodservice sectors in
California, Oregon and Washington. It had revenue of $10.6 million in the year
ended 31 December 2005 and gross assets acquired are estimated to be $3.0

Commenting on the acquisitions, Michael Roney, Chief Executive of Bunzl, said:

"The acquisition of Midshires will significantly increase the overall size of
our UK vending business and strengthen our market position in central England.
The Master Craft acquisition is a further step in our strategy to grow our
redistribution business in the US".


Bunzl plc                                         Finsbury
Michael Roney, Chief Executive                    Roland Rudd
Brian May, 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:  February 1, 2006                       By:__/s/ Michael Roney__

                                              Title:   Chief Executive Officer