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 IndustryNews DisposablesUKsettles into its newhome


Disposables UK Group has reached anothermilestone in its ambitious five year growth plan as itmoved into its new 150,000 sq ft state- of-the-art premises in Meltham, Huddersfield. Disposables UK, which


manufactures and distrib- utes paper disposables and associated cleaning and hy- giene products for the ‘away fromhomemarket’, opened the doors to its new site on Friday 19 July. Huddersfield Giants rugby


star and England interna- tional, Eorl Crabtree, kicked off a new era for the com- pany by formally opening the new premises. Disposables UK is the home and away shirt sponsor of the local team. LocalMP, JasonMc- Cartney, was also in atten- dance to congratulate the teamat Disposables. The company was previ-


ously based across four sites totalling 107,000 sq ft. The strategicmove to larger premises allows Disposables UK to consolidate its opera- tions and provide a faster turnaround time on produc- ing goods, allowing the com- pany to deliver even better customer service.


fromits existing site, and was completed inMarch. This was followed by the stagedmove of production machinery into its new envi- ronment, with the relocation of ‘goods in’ and rawmateri- als following inMay. In this way, Disposables has en- sured customers are suc- cessfully serviced throughout themove period and that delivery deadlines aremet, with no loss of the excellent customer service for which Disposables is renowned.” The 7500 sq ftmodern of-


Paul Storer, national salesmanager, Diane Storer, chairman, Eorl Crabtree, Huddersfield Giants rugby star, David Burkill, MD, and EmmaWood,marketingmanager.


Themove, which cost in


the region of £700,000, is part of Disposables UK’s five year growth plan to almost double its current £16mil- lion turnover to £30million by 2018. The company has also recently invested £1.7 million in newmachinery. David Burkill,managing


director of Disposables UK, said: “We are delighted to fi- nally open the doors to our brand new site and to cele- brate anothermilestone in


our history.Manufacturing is at the heart of our business and thismove has not only allowed us to streamline our processes, but reinvest in ourmachinery, systems and people. The new site has un- dergone a total refurbish- ment with an emphasis on the company’s ethos of sus- tainability and the environ- ment. Carried out in a staggered approach, phase one included the relocation of the distribution centre


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fice facilities include recep- tion, offices, training room, and product display areas. Themanufacturing facility has been fully refitted with


energy efficient lighting in an area encompassing goods inwards, production and fin- ished product areas - to- talling 150,000 sq ft. In addition, the building has been electrically reconfig- ured to current standards with the incorporation of in- built power factor correction as source to ensuremini- mumenergy use and in- crease operational efficiency. Themanufacturing facility incorporates new fully auto- mated production and pack- aging lines, allowing Disposables tomanufacture quality products at prices to meet current and future market demands. www. disposablesukgroup.co.uk


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