Mercian Labels

Custom-printed, self-adhesive labels specialist Mercian Labels has unveiled a new facility in Staffordshire, UK, in a move to cater to the increasing demand for digital and security labelling products.

The company recently purchased the site in Burntwood to expand from its existing 6,000ft² site in Cannock.

Spread over an area of around 24,000ft², the factory will primarily manufacture tamper evident and digital label / carton products.

Mercian Labels managing director Adrian Steele said: "After seven consecutive years of growth we were experiencing significant overcrowding challenges.

"We identified this vacant former speedboat manufacturing facility earlier this summer as being ideal for our future needs and with support from our professional advisers we secured a quick transaction in early August.

"This allowed us to refit the site to our specification before moving the factory in October.

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"With a fantastic facility like this we can now grow to meet pent up customer demand for our products.

"We have already committed to significant new machinery investment for 2015 that we just couldn’t fit into our previous site, enabling us to increase production capacity.

"With a fantastic facility like this we can now grow to meet pent up customer demand for our products."

"’Poised for further growth’ is on overused term, but now that our capacity constraints have been lifted we expect further significant growth in the next three years."

The company plans to hire 25 additional people for various positions over the next three years.

Mercian Labels’ expansion project was backed by the Regional Growth Fund and the Business Development Programme, which helps the growth of job creation in Staffordshire businesses.

Established in 1969, Mercian Labels specialises in making labels based on short-run, digital and innovative labelling for UK businesses.

Image: The new manufacturing facility of Mercian Labels was opened in Staffordshire. Photo: courtesy of Mercian Labels.