Steel Partners Holdings’ indirect subsidiary API has invested £0.5m to increase holographic foil and film manufacturing capabilities at its Livingston facility in Scotland.
The programme forms a part of a larger investment to enhance the site's holographics and embossing services, which is also expected to create new jobs.
API Livingston general manager Colin Boyd said: “The addition of holography to our manufacturing has built naturally on our existing hot and cold foiling capabilities as well as broadening our product scope.
“This has enabled us to offer our customers a seamless transition during our development programme and now provide an extended packaging product offer.”
With this enhancement, Livingston is expected to become a prominent holographic manufacturing site in Europe that provides packaging customers with decorative holographic foils and films.
API Group CEO Dino Kiriakopoulos said: “API has a world-class offering of laminates, foils and holographics for enhancing our customers’ brands and packaging.
“The development of Livingston for the production of decorative holographic foils and films – all completed ahead of schedule – ensures maximum synergies across our product range so that we can deliver the innovative packaging products our customers demand.”
The company expects that the investment will allow its workforce to acquire new skills to manufacture foil and laminate products.
API’s packaging solutions cater to multiple industry sectors which include premium drinks, confectionery, tobacco, cosmetics, perfumery, personal care and healthcare.
Image: API invests in improving holographic foil and film capability of its Livingston facility in Scotland. Photo: courtesy of API.