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Saica Group announces £50m investment in Scotland
Saica Group has announced its intention to establish a new, purpose-built production facility in Livingston, West Lothian within its packaging business division, Saica Pack.
The new site, due to be completed by the end of 2021, will see the firm transition from a two-site structure with de-commissioning of its existing Edinburgh and Milngavie sites, into one main plant in Livingston. Saica’s Grangemouth sheet plant will be unaffected by the move.
The company’s decision to invest has been driven by changes in customer demand, ageing facilities and the need for increased capacity.
Adam Haycock, regional director for Saica Pack Scotland, said: “This is a landmark day for Saica Pack and the wider company, as we take a significant step-forward in Scotland. Once fully operational, our new Livingston site will offer the latest and most innovative technologies while improving our service and capacity.
“This new site gives us the capacity to invest further in the future as we want to remain a leading provider of corrugated packaging in Scotland and enhance our offering to our customers.”
A strategically planned transition period will ensure there will be no disruption for customers as Saica continues to operate from its two current units in Scotland and its wide network of operations across the UK and Europe.
Saica has anticipated that the vast majority of new roles at the Livingston site will be filled by existing employees, and will be working alongside its members of staff at the two existing sites throughout the transition period.