Terinex Flexibles, formerly QC Flexible Packaging, has begun construction of its new 3-acre flexible packaging facility in Derby, UK.
The company specialises in the design and print of flexible packaging – film, paper and foil-based products – for the food, medical and pet food industries. It serves brand owners, food manufacturers, packaging designers and retailers.
The new facility is funded by an £8 million investment from its parent company, OGM Holdings Group, as part of its growth strategy.
The new 46,000-square-foot facility in Dove Valley Park, Derby, will significantly increase Terinex Flexibles’ factory and warehouse capacity. The research and development department will relocate to the new facility from its current location at OGM in Oxford.
The facility is set to have advanced sustainable energy systems such as a regenerative thermal oxidiser that efficiently recovers heat from the printing process for reuse. The roof will be fitted with solar panels to generate power to operate the factory. Additionally, heat will be reclaimed from the compressors to send warm air to the curing room for the lamination process.
Paul Wightman, group managing director of the OGM Group, said: “This investment will more than double the size of the Terinex Flexibles factory enabling for new equipment, offices and warehouse space. We have already invested in a new Comexi F2 MB flexographic printing press, which will be delivered and commissioned later this year, and we are planning to add another press.”
He continued: “In addition to offering greater production volumes, our food, pet food and medical packaging customers will benefit from increased R&D capabilities to support their packaging innovations”.
“The new factory will optimise all of our processes. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for us to build a factory with the best environmental footprint that will allow industry-leading productivity and quality.”
OGM Group expects the new facility to be operational by the end of 2023.
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