A £50,000 capital investment is enabling one of the North West’s largest independent distributors of high performance protective packaging materials and stretch film to increase its stretch wrap capacity by 25%, reducing lead times for the region’s warehouse, logistics, distribution and food supply sectors by 70%.

Clingfoil’s new CG Automatic Converting Equipment 220 Fully Automatic Rewind Machine joins four existing units at the Poynton plant, and is increasing the firm’s capacity by an additional 500 rolls of stretch wrap per day, enabling it to expand production from 2 million to 2.5 million metres per week. It also allows Clingfoil to run selected lines permanently, as well as reducing lead times by 70%.

Clingfoil’s new acquisition forms part of a £50,000 capital investment package, which follows a surge in demand for its products over the last two years, in part due to the continuing expansion of the North West e-commerce and logistics sector. The business forecasts a record-breaking turnover of £6 million in its 35th anniversary year.

Mark Kenyon, managing director at Clingfoil comments: “Clingfoil continues to experience a steady increase in demand for our stretch film and the new machine increases our capacity, making the entire operation more efficient and adding further resilience during peak season.

“During our 35 years in the business, we have acquired a deep, first-hand understanding of our North West market, and we are confident that this, combined with our ongoing investment will enable us to continue to meet the evolving needs of the customer, who requires high quality product with a short lead time.”

Established in 1982, Clingfoil is a family firm. It offers over 500 product lines, including cartons, pallets, protective packaging, packaging machinery, tapes and adhesives, tools and equipment.

For further information about Clingfoil, please visit: www.clingfoil.co.uk