A Colwick firm is joining the fight against plastic by investing in a state-of-the-art machine capable of producing millions of cardboard trays a year
The Wilkins Group has invested £150,000 on a new Heiber and Schröber tray forming machine.
The purchase follows a string of investments for the leader in food packaging in the past 18 months, all made in a bid to meet demand after the well documented issues regarding plastic.
Justin Wilkins, group sales director said: “As a business, we are seeing an increase in demand for cardboard trays.
“We are being approached daily by various companies, ones that we know and ones that we don’t know, all asking for options. We are in essence, building capacity to cope with that extra demand.”
The new machine will sit alongside four other tray forming machines within the group, and will be located at the Colwick site in Nottingham.
The state-of-the art piece of kit is set to be delivered in mid-April, will be capable of producing over 100 million cardboard trays a year.
Justin went on to explain, “We are already well placed and fully capable of producing cardboard food packaging. We have produced millions of cartons over the years and this additional investment will strengthen our position further as leaders in this field.”