Spectra Packaging expands Suffolk manufacturing plant

The UK-based packaging company will expand its headquarters to include three more units, creating additional jobs

Spectra Packaging has started expansion work on its manufacturing plant in Suffolk, UK, creating new jobs in the East Anglian county.

The UK-based packaging company is set to expand its existing headquarters to include three further units, measuring 24,000sqft each.

Ground-work has begun on the frames of the new buildings, which the company intends to finish by the end of 2017 and make operational around April 2018.

Joe Maynard, Managing Director at Spectra, said: “We have made the bold decision to increase the size of our site in order to satisfy increased demand and we can’t wait to see the new buildings in full production.”

The expansion is likely to create additional jobs at Spectra, which currently employs around 130 people.

“Making sure we have the capacity to continually provide outstanding quality, service and innovation is vital in maintaining our reputation,” said Maynard.

“The fact that we have the trust of a number of leading high street brands is proof of our credentials to deliver and further expansion will help us maintain this.”

The company, which specialises in plastic packaging for the cosmetics, toiletries and personal care industries, recently added hot foil blocking to its offering, allowing brands to print intricate designs on the tops of closures.

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