Leicester-based Universal Flexible Packaging Ltd has more good news to add to its announcement in September 2014 of an £11 million investment in a new factory in Lewisher Road. The company announced that its current Lunsford Road site, which was due to be sold as part of the new factory deal, will instead remain with the company and will become a Peanut and Tree Nut site. The new plans for Lunsford Road which require an investment of £2.3 million, have been funded by the Cambridge & Counties Bank, Managing Director Tinku Durrani, and the Durrani family property company, MANN Properties (Leicester) Ltd.
The announcement means that as of Spring 2015, the company will be operating from 170,000 square feet of production facilities. The move is excellent news for Leicester where Universal Flexible Packaging is currently advertising another 20 new jobs.
Managing Director Tinku Durrani said: “We are particularly pleased that we have been able to retain our Lunsford Road plant as it enables us to focus specialist nut packaging facilities there. It’s been an exciting twelve months for us and we can’t wait for the new plant to be up and running in 2015!”
Universal Flexible Packaging has particular expertise in confectionery, popcorn and dry goods packaging and has already recruited for over 60 new posts in 2014, with plans to recruit further, including a number of apprentices in early 2015. www.uniflex.co.uk