British packaging manufacturer inspirepac will open a new production plant in Markham Vale, north Derbyshire, in a move to expand its production capacity.
The new facility, which is spread over an area of around 100,000ft², will see an investment of around £6m, which will be used to install advanced high-quality post-print (HQPP) and digital machinery at the production site.
Expected to become operational in mid-2015, the plant will complement inspirepac’s existing production capabilities of retail-ready packaging.
inspirepac managing director Mark Hawkins said: "This is an exciting time for the inspirepac Group; we are investing in the latest print technology, allowing us to further develop our innovative product offering.
"Markham Vale takes our flexo and digital capabilities to another level and continues to challenge the offset litho market.
"These enhanced capabilities will ensure we stay ahead of the competition and gives peace of mind to our clients with regards to quality, colour consistency and brand integrity no matter the print process."
inspirepac CEO Chris Marples said: "Markham Vale will be a state-of-the-art production site with leading-edge print capability, but will have a 6,000-pallet distribution hub delivering improved supply chain efficiencies within the entire business.
"This optimises our workflow, process efficiency and logistics, delivering exceptional market-leading service to support our customer’s growth plans.
"My personal vision is to double the Group turnover in the next five years; committing to Markham Vale gives us a platform to achieve this."
Board24, inspirepac’s sister company, is also planning to invest £9m in an additional corrugator at its Preston site.
Image: The plant will complement inspirepac’s existing production capabilities of retail-ready packaging. Photo: courtesy of inspirepac Group.