Scottish folding cartons manufacturer Compack Cartons has moved to a new location and has officially opend the new facility on 31 May. The company, which previously operated from an adjacent unit in the Houston Industrial Estate, reports that the new plant is bigger and significantly expands its production capacities. 26 new jobs are created while 59 existing jobs will be safeguarded.
Compack says it invested in a new plant as well as the latest print, foil, embossing and finishing technologies. The new unit also has 1,200 pallet space storage on site. Another important aim is to improve energy efficiency of the site so investments in this direction are being made as well. "Our goal is to have the most energy efficient, sustainable facility in the UK," the company writes in a statement.
Compack is optimistic about the outlook for the paper-based packaging sector. "We foresee significant opportunity for locally sourced packaging and this expansion will allow us to offer a comprehensive portfolio of eco-conscious packs to the market. There is considerable client interest for this proposition," said the company.
Compack Cartons produces carton packaging for premium and luxury brands in the food and drink, pharmaceutical and medical device sectors. Its products are made from 100 per cent recyclable materials. The firm was acquired by McLaren Packaging in 2017 and says it has since doubled its workforce and quadrupled turnover.
McLaren Packaging produces paper-based packaging for the premium drinks and Scotch whisky sectors. The group operates six factories in Scotland with annual revenues of £45m and employs 300 people.