Eco Flexibles opens new high-tech UK headquarters

The new 40,000sqf production site in Northampton marks a significant step for the Eco Flexibles and its strategic expansion plans going forward.

Sustainability-focused flexible packaging specialist Eco Flexibles has opened its new high-tech UK headquarters in Northampton.

The new 40,000sqf production site marks a significant step for the award-winning Eco Flexibles and its strategic expansion plans going forward.

The move comes amid Eco Flexibles’ rapid growth and rising global demand for its circularity-focused flexible packaging designs, which include recyclable monopolymers and paper-based solutions.

‘Eco Flexibles is a true packaging success story,’ said Simon Buswell, director at Eco Flexibles. ‘Our approach to developing and delivering sustainable packaging and circularity has struck a chord with the retail market, and it soon became clear that we needed to scale up our operations and expand our team. The new facility is more than just a futuristic showcase to wow customers, it’s built to perform and is armed with the print and converting technology we need to constantly evolve our business. The market doesn’t stay static, and neither do we.’

The relocation was also accompanied by substantial investments in packaging press machinery and technology, including a multi-million-pound installation of a next-generation Fujifilm Jet Press FP790 digital water-based inkjet press earlier this year. Specifically designed for the flexible packaging market, it is the first of its kind outside of Japan and sits alongside new slitting and laminating capability.

‘Our new premises give us true end-to-end support capabilities — including in house plate making for our flexo jobs — and more logistical flexibility and capacity than we’ve ever had before,’ Buswell said. ‘It also means that our range, which includes both “off the shelf” and bespoke packaging solutions can also grow. Nobody knows what the future holds, but our investment assures our customers that we’ll deliver flexible packaging excellence no matter what.’

Buswell added: ‘Our team headcount has grown quickly to keep up with demand, and now operating from our brand-new facility, we’re starting the next stage of our commercial journey. Our existing customer base will now experience a new level of service and print performance and the wider market will get a clearer picture of why Eco Flexibles is making such an impact in the packaging sector.’