Cepac expands East Yorkshire factory with £2m investment

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Cepac expands East Yorkshire factory with £2m investment
Richard Moore, General Manager of the Rawcliffe Bridge factory

Corrugated packaging producer Cepac is investing £2 million to expand its site at Rawcliffe Bridge in East Yorkshire.

This follows the recent £1 million investment in doubling the size of the company’s Doncaster site.

A new production and warehousing facility of approximately 45,000 sq ft is being constructed at Rawcliffe to enable better workflow and create more storage space, providing greatly increased capability and the platform for continued expansion.

It will also allow the company to optimise the output from its new multi-point gluer (installed a little over a year ago), which itself represents an investment of £750,000.

The Rawcliffe site specialises in bespoke corrugated supply chain solutions, particularly multi-point glued heavyweight board grades for performance applications.

Cepac purchased the Rawcliffe site in 2013 and has since more than doubled the turnover with targeted investments, and increased the workforce from 75 to 125.

The site’s specialist products are currently experiencing increased interest from a wide range of sectors and in the automotive industry the site is a major supplier to Jaguar Land Rover.

Richard Moore, General Manager of the Rawcliffe Bridge factory, said: “Cepac has invested in our site since the acquisition and this latest phase represents the most significant investment at the site for many years.

“The improvements really secure the long-term future of Rawcliffe and underpin its continued growth and our ability to service our customers, in addition to continuing to provide increased employment opportunities for our excellent team.

“The spirit in the plant has been significantly buoyed by this announcement. The investment is absolutely key to our future strategic objectives. Under Cepac’s ownership the plant has thrived and we are all very excited about the future and our plans for continued expansion.”

Ground was broken on the site in early June and foundations are due to be laid this week (w/c 10 July) with steel work on the new buildings to follow.