Multi-million-pound expansion as Sirane invests in board innovation and sustainable packaging

Innovative packaging manufacturer Sirane has made a multi-million-pound investment in a new site for its innovative board division.

The new site, just a few miles away from their HQ in Telford, Shropshire, will also allow the company to invest further in eco-friendly packaging technologies.

It has added around 40,000 sq ft of manufacturing space in total.

Simon Balderson, Sirane MD, said: “This is a hugely significant expansion in the history of Sirane. We needed additional manufacturing space to enable us to continue being at the forefront of packaging innovation.

“Technologies which allow for plastic replacement in packaging are becoming increasingly important, and this investment is about both the present and the future. We’ve been looking for additional space for a while, so it’s great news for the company that we’ve finally got the keys.

“It will also give us space to expand our co-packing and fulfilment business, an area which has seen significant growth in the last few years.”

Sirane manufactures a range of sustainable packaging solutions already, including plastic-free barrier films and pouches, compostable/recyclable boards such as salmon boards and recyclable sandwich packs.

Simon Balderson added: “Our new site will allow further investment in our board division, and in eco-friendly packaging. Sirane is very much at the forefront of development in this sector – and we’re looking to increase the potential to further replace plastics with coated boards & papers.”

Sirane already operates two manufacturing sites in Telford – both on Stafford Park – one with 100,000 sq ft of manufacturing and a second 32,000 sq ft – housing the company’s absorbency and flexible packaging operations.

Machinery and materials are already on their way into the new site, and small-scale manufacturing should begin before the end of the month, with full-scale manufacturing scheduled to begin before Easter.

Sirane is an innovative packaging development-to-manufacture company, with expertise in absorbency, board, flexible packaging and material science. Additional specialisms include: plastic replacement and dual-ovenable products, recyclable packaging and product development.

It has four main divisions: food packaging; horticultural; medical & healthcare; and lab supplies & services. The company is based in Telford, UK, with additional manufacturing in Guadalajara (Mexico), Hranice (Czech Republic) and Moscow (Russia), with a network of agents/distributors.

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