Production capacity is currently being ramped up at a key converter and manufacturer of Cool Bags and Flexible Food Packaging, with an investment of several hundred thousands of pounds.
B&G Products, has purchased another Stand Up Pouch Conversion Machine and is remodelling the food-standard factory, making it more flexible while increasing output.
The business, which supplies the likes of ASDA, Coop, Morrison’s and many others is expected to increase the workforce by 30% over the next three years.
Work around the capital investment will facilitate a streamlined manufacturing process, faster setup times and a better workflow at the plant, increasing manufacturing capacity. The plant will be able to produce an additional 20 million units of flexible packaging per year.
Peter Ralten, B&G’s Commercial director, said: “The dramatic changes to the factory and massive investment into this brand-new equipment, factory and our workforce is a step to future-proof our business and sends a clear message to our customers, partners and the rest of the packaging industry. We are a truly independent company, experiencing a time of significant growth and development. We are focused on ensuring that our customers receive the highest quality products, which is why we invest in the very best equipment available.”
The new Pouch Conversion machine follows on from the last significant investment in such capability in August 2015.
B&G Products has a 35-year heritage in the manufacture of Cool Bags, Side Weld Bags with Mini Grips and Pouches and its business is regarded as an innovative and responsive supplier; producing high quality, flexible packaging for food manufacturers across the UK.
The business, which is based in rural Staffordshire, has grown its footprint, headcount and operations significantly in the last few years, it is a leader in high quality pre-made flexible packaging bags and pouches.
Recently it has started exporting to the Netherlands and the USA with its innovative products such as the Antibacterial Cool Bag, with patent pending Technology from local partner Biomaster and Ovenable Packaging Products.