Saica Pack to close Ellesmere Port packaging plant

Saica will relocate production from Ellesmere Port to Wigan
Saica will relocate production from Ellesmere Port to Wigan
29 Nov 2021 − 

Saica Pack has announced plans to shut down its packaging plant in Ellesmere Port, UK.

"Subject to the consultation process, we envisage final full close by the end of 2022," a Saica spokesperson told EUWID. Operations of the plant will be consolidated at Saica Pack's existing Wigan plant. This measure affects 106 staff at the site in Ellesmere Port.

"While Ellesmere Port had been an important site for many years, unfortunately the buildings and site infrastructure are such that it is not economical to develop them to the level required to be competitive in the long term," the spokesperson told EUWID.

The Wigan plant, in which Saica has invested heavily, has the space and corrugator capacity to grow significantly. The site will see additional machinery added and jobs created, according to the spokesperson. Current staff numbers at Wigan are 198.

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