Contego Packaging, which was acquired by Platinum Equity in 2011, has invested in a new 6,200 sq. m. factory in Wolfen to replace its existing facility.
The new factory enables production and warehousing to be located under one roof and also allows additional capacity for future growth.
Alongside the investment in the building, the opportunity has also been taken to install the latest printing and folding technology, including a 4-Colour Heidelberg Speedmaster Printing machine fitted with a Cutstar. A new guillotine and outsert line have also been installed to increase finishing capacity.
All staff have now transferred to the new site and it is anticipated that a number of new jobs will be created over the next 12 months.
Tom Reid, Chief Executive Officer, Contego Packaging Group said: "We are delighted that our new Wolfen facility is now up and running - on-time and within budget. Not only does the layout enable a more efficient workflow, it also means we can continue to comply with Good Manufacturing Practice and allows for planned future growth."
Contego Packaging supplies the pharmaceutical industry with cartons, leaflets, labels and blister pack foils from ten sites across Europe. It also produces cartons for the food and beverage sectors from two sites in the UK and one in Holland.