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Herald Plastic announces £1m investment

Herald Plastic has announced that it will be expanding the selection of goods that it currently manufactures following inward investment of approximately £1 million.  The quality disposables manufacturer and supplier has increased its warehouse facilities, purchased more machinery and added to its core team in preparation for a period of business development and strategic growth during which Herald aims to significantly increase its turnover.

Although Herald imports a wide range of goods which it supplies to the bar, catering and hospitality sectors, its manufacturing capability has been limited. The disposables specialist is now keen to build its manufacturing arm, in the wake of Brexit, with an initial focus on producing a more robust line of catering products to compete with those currently being imported.

Plans to expand production of products supplied to the bar, catering and FM sectors / Picture: Herald Plastic


Managing director of Herald Plastic, Yogesh Patel explains: “We’ve been manufacturing a limited range of disposables since our inception almost thirty years ago however we feel that now the time is right to build on this area of productivity and to future-proof the business. We’re aiming to firmly position ourselves as a UK manufacturer that can provide a valid alternative to the current offering when it comes to catering disposables and we look forward to extending our contribution to the market having introduced new manufacturing capacity, including extra injection moulding machines.”

“The directors have a shared, in-depth knowledge of manufacturing and we are keen to use our expertise, experience and know-how to drive this side of the business. The market is changing and the time is now right for UK manufacturing to experience its own renaissance – we aim to ride the crest of that wave !”

The company is also investing in marketing activity to ensure that its key messages, as a brand that has longevity and substance, are driven through all communications.

Herald is renowned for its vast catalogue of goods that provides an unrivalled breadth of choice. The company has been careful not to sacrifice quality for price and adheres to a standard, refusing to stock products that fall below a certain grade in order to protect its reputation and its customers’ expectation. A member of the Foodservice Packaging Association, Herald is a family-led concern.