Cepac site grows 20 per cent bigger as £2m expansion is completed
Nigel Hobson (operations manager), Richard Moore (general manager) and Drew Broughton (sales manager) at the site
By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 21 May 2018
East Yorkshire corrugated packaging company Cepac has completed a £2m expansion of its site.
The development will increase the capacity on the site by more than 20 per cent, and represents significant growth for the firm.
Cepac is the UK’s leading independent producer of corrugated packaging, and has created more than 50 new jobs in the past five years.
Richard Moore, general manager of Cepac in Rawcliffe, said: “This investment provides us with the additional space to invest in the latest machinery, enhance workflow and increase capacity.
“It is an exciting opportunity to develop and increase the services and products we can offer to our existing customers and new partners.
“We have a great team at Cepac Rawcliffe, combining skill, experience and innovation, which has grown significantly in recent years, as a result of the customer growth we have achieved based on our on-going investment programme. Rawcliffe is now a leader in its sectors within the corrugated industry.”
Rawcliffe is one of Cepac’s four current production facilities, which support a wide range of industries.
The company works with customers including Jaguar Land Rover, Ford and Ideal Boilers, and currently employs 135 people at its East Yorkshire site.
The building improvements and new equipment enable Cepac Rawcliffe to significantly extend its capability, including an expanded offering of stitched UN-approved boxes, designed for packaging and transporting hazardous goods including flammable, toxic or corrosive materials.
Drew Broughton, sales manager at Cepac Rawcliffe, said: “Cepac has invested significantly in our operation over the last five years and our expanded offering has been developed to satisfy changing customer requirements, including the opportunity to replace other materials with fully corrugated solutions.
“Rawcliffe is now able to offer an unrivalled range of capabilities from our enlarged, streamlined and fully equipped facility.
“The investment has been developed to provide high quality, innovative, packaging, including the capability to increase our provision of Hazardous Packaging solutions via our UN Accredited product range.
“Rawcliffe’s capability extends beyond its unrivalled range of high performance corrugated packaging, offering a level of customer service which is the best in the industry”.
Founded in 1999, Cepac has plants at Darlington, Doncaster and Rotherham, in addition to the Rawcliffe plant.
During construction work, 16 granite millstones, dating from the 19th century, were discovered.
The enormous stones, weighing around four tonnes each, have been installed as an architectural feature, providing a homage to the past and a recognition of how the site’s heritage has contributed to its leading position as a corrugated business today.
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