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Aegg Packaging investing £1m in new manufacturing facility
Aegg, the growing creative food packaging specialist with head offices in Andover and suppliers to global brands, has announced it is investing £1m in a brand new 60,000 sq feet manufacturing facility.
Located in Eye, Suffolk, first production is planned for the last quarter of 2017 to meet expanding UK and export demand for its PS, PET and PP food pots and bowls. This facility will enable the company’s customers to benefit from new technologies and materials, as well as taking advantage of Brexit driven exchange rate changes. Phase One of the unit will include 5 Netstal injection moulding machines and 2 injection stretch blow moulding machines with additional machines added during Phase Two.
In keeping with its quirky approach, Aegg has given the facility the working title ‘Aegg in the Eye’. The investment in this new facility enables them to offer additional capabilities to UK markets as well as the 11 export markets and airline businesses it currently serves. In addition to launching the new unit, Aegg is also continuing to develop partnerships with further suppliers in the UK, providing a robust, all-embracing and cost-effective service to both its UK and export customers.
The company is undertaking initiatives to improve the environmental credentials of its product ranges and of all company activities. For example, the company is looking into a range of eco options including alternative power choices that are available at the Eye location, helping to minimise the impact on the carbon footprint.
Aegg’s Managing Director, Jamie Gorman, said “With more of Aegg’s manufacturing taking place in the UK, this will allow us more control in times of future uncertainty whilst Brexit negotiations take place. Phase One includes 60k sq feet, although this is expandable to 140k. The new manufacturing facility also fits well within our growing turnkey project management service, providing an all-encompassing provision from conceptual design right through to delivery to the factory production line.”
Aegg is a specialist food and beverage plastics and glass packaging company. Aegg packaging can be found in premium shelves of major supermarkets and increasingly on in-flight meals. All Aegg’s packaging is manufactured at world class accredited production sites, in UK, Europe and elsewhere across the globe. This enables each packaging solution to be optimized for unit cost, production and delivery lead-times and technical expertise. Aegg offers both a catalogue of ‘off-the-shelf’ products as well as a turnkey project management service, with its own in-house design team, ideal for more bespoke or creative packaging. The new miniAegg division offers its off-the-shelf products available in smaller quantities from one box upwards.