SIRANE is significantly expanding its Telford headquarters after taking over the adjacent premises – increasing the available manufacturing and office space by 40%.
Following a number of years of continual growth, the company jumped at the chance to add an additional 43,000 sq ft when it become available earlier this year.
Simon Balderson, Sirane MD, said: “Sirane’s been growing for a number of years, we’ve had record turnover year after year, and we needed more manufacturing space and more warehousing, so the opportunity to expand on the same site was perfect.
“It also gives us more office space, as well as more room for our labs and NPD areas, and long-term will lead to recruitment of extra staff as we’ll have the space.
“Most of the work needed has now been done, and we’re now preparing to start moving in. It’s been an another incredibly busy year – and we’re entering our busiest period of manufacturing, but by the early new year we hope to be fully moved in.”
Earlier this year Sirane acquired flexible packaging manufacturer B&G Products in a move which immediately expanded Sirane’s product range and allows for expansion at B&G.
B&G Products, based in rural Staffordshire, is a manufacturer of high-quality and innovative bags and pouches with more than 30 years’ experience in the sector. Around 30 people work at the site in Norbury, and all staff remained in place as part of the sale.
The Norbury site is unaffected by the expansion of the Telford operation.
Sirane is an innovative packaging design, development, manufacture and solutions company which specialises in areas including absorbency and ovenable/microwaveable products, compostable packaging, films, boards, absorbent pads, and much more.
We also manufacture a range of medical, horticultural, and specialist products, mainly focused on absorbent products and compostable/sustainable solutions.
Recent months have seen a significant spike in interest in compostable/sustainable and recyclable packaging solutions, particularly within the food industry – and Sirane has been at the forefront of developing new products that fulfil an ‘environmental’ brief.
Simon added: “We were already busy, and needing the extra capacity, but recent changes in perception to do with sustainable food packaging, and the ‘charge of the anti-plastic brigade’, has led to a flurry of interest and inquiries, making us busier than ever.”
As well as manufacturing and offices in the UK (Telford, Shropshire), we have additional sites in Mexico, Poland, Russia, South Africa and Turkey – as well as a network of agents and distributors – offering a global presence, with sales in more than 100 countries.
The company recorded record turnover in 2017 – and looks well on course to repeat the feat this year, with some of the profit being ploughed back into the expansion.