Antalis to expand regional network of packaging hubs across UK

21 August 2018 (Last Updated August 21st, 2018 12:21)

Antalis Packaging is planning to undertake an expansion of its regional network of packaging hubs across the UK to reach out to its customers.

Antalis Packaging is planning to undertake an expansion of its regional network of packaging hubs across the UK to reach out to its customers.

The expansion plan covers extending the company’s network to Bristol, Coventry, Newcastle and Leeds.

As part of the strategy, the company will utilise its existing branch infrastructure to expand its hugely successful packaging offering to regional customers.

The regional hubs will have a team of experts, who will leverage Antalis’ portfolio of materials and bespoke products to advise local businesses on how to improve their packaging procedures.

Over the past year, Antalis established regional branches in Scotland, Newcastle, Leeds, Dartford and Watford.

The company has also set up similar hubs in Coventry, Northampton and Spalding through a series of acquisitions. It will continue its strategy of regional hubs, with more branches to be opened next year.

“By drawing on our multi-national capabilities, the expansion of our regional packaging hubs across the UK is doing just that, providing customers with a one-stop shop.”

Antalis Packaging sales director David Smith said: “Through our extensive experience, we’ve identified that many UK firms now want to work with a locally-based team of experts who can use their local knowledge to provide invaluable services such as factory and warehouse audits through to advice on machinery and bespoke pack designs.

“By drawing on our multi-national capabilities, the expansion of our regional packaging hubs across the UK is doing just that, providing customers with a one-stop shop with a local feel where they can come for all their packaging needs.”

Antalis recently unveiled its new Smart Packaging Centre, a dedicated design lab at its head office in Coalville, Leicestershire.

The facility is equipped with latest machinery and testing equipment to demonstrate packaging innovations.

Through the design lab, the company intends to simplify the packaging design process by allowing customers to see the design, manufacturing and creation of live samples.