Eco Flexibles opens UK production site

By Bethan Grylls

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Eco Flexibles moves to UK headquarters
Eco Flexibles moves to UK headquarters

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The sustainability focused flexible packaging company has moved its headquarters to Northampton in the UK.

 Eco Flexibles’ move into the 40,000 ft2​ production site in Northampton has been accompanied by several investments in packaging press machinery and technology.

This includes a multi-million-pound installation of a next-generation Fujifilm Jet Press FP790 digital water-based inkjet press, which is specifically designed for the flexible packaging market and is said to be the first of its kind outside of Japan.

The new facilities will also feature new slitting and laminating capabilities.

The relocation has been in response to the company’s ‘rapid growth’ and what it described as an ‘escalating global demand’ for its circularity-focused flexible packaging designs, which include recyclable monopolymers and paper-based solutions.

“Our approach to developing and delivering sustainable packaging and circularity has struck a chord with the retail market, and it soon became clear that we needed to scale up our operations and expand our team,”​ explained Simon Buswell, Eco Flexibles’ director.

“The new facility is more than just a futuristic showcase to wow customers, it’s built to perform and is armed with the print and converting technology we need to constantly evolve our business. The market doesn’t stay static, and neither do we.”

The new premises are set to give the firm enhanced end-to-end support capabilities, including in-house plate making for its flexo jobs, alongside more logistical flexibility.

“It also means that our range, which includes both ‘off the shelf’ and bespoke packaging solutions can also grow,”​ added Simon.

“Nobody knows what the future holds, but our investment assures our customers that we’ll deliver flexible packaging excellence no matter what.”

In other news, Growing Kent & Medway is offering a share of £600k to prospective innovators focused on finding sustainable improvements within food and drink.

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