Flexible popcorn production
Mezzanine and steelworks are installed at the new Lewisher Road factory, which is due to come on stream for Universal Flexible Packaging Ltd in the Spring of 2015. Concrete will be poured in the next fortnight allowing for the installation of the first seven popcorn production lines in December and January.
Commercial director John Harrison says: “As business is so buoyant, the sooner we get the new £11m factory up and running the better. We are already using some of the storage areas to assist in the busy run up to the Christmas season and are looking forward to establishing our production lines in there too.”
Fit out works are being undertaken by Winbur Construction and GPL Construction (UK) Ltd and the project schedule is going to plan. The company hopes to have moved all popcorn lines into the new factory by the end of January and they will be shortly followed by installation of the Rovema bagging lines.
Managing Director Tinku Durrani adds: “We have had some excellent new business wins recently with major food organisations, which mean that we are keen to get into the new plant as soon as we can.”
Universal Flexible Packaging produces popcorn for some of the top brands in the country as well as its own brand Lord Poppington.