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Diamondpak investment boosts production

Corrugated packaging specialist Diamondpak is boosting its production capacity after investing £250,000 in new machinery.

The company, whose clients include John Lewis and Pets at Home, said the acquisition of a specialist multi-point gluer machine would improve its capacity for creating internet ‘peal and seal’ packaging such as book wraps.

It currently produces around 5 million of these peal and seal packages per year at its South Wales factory.

Managing director of Diamondpak Russell Davies said: “Internet packaging has been a consistently important part of the Diamondpak business and this machine will double our capacity. Just as importantly, it will free up other plant machinery for more specialist work.”

The latest investment comes at a time of growth for Diamondpak and the company has plans to recruit further staff in coming months.

Mr Davies added that the company was delivering more ‘specialist’ projects including large-scale boxes, intricate die-cut work and high quality print.”

“We’ve earned a reputation for taking on technically challenging work and that’s something that we are keen to develop,” he said.

“There will be more investment in modern machinery at the Pontypool plant, but equally we will be looking to recruit and develop staff as part of our growth plans.”

This strategy of focussing on the specialist end of the packaging market has helped Pontypool and Bristol-based Diamondpak achieve 15-20 per cent growth each year since 2012.

Having launched in 2008, the packaging manufacturer quickly became a pioneer of ‘peal and seal’ book wraps having recognised the growth of online shopping.

Along with a wide range of postal and internet packaging, it produces bespoke corrugated packaging from lightweight Air Freight containers, through to photo quality promotional and point of sale items.

The multi-point gluer is the latest in a string of investments at the Pontypool plant, which included a die-cutter and a large format TCY casemaker for large, box work and pallet boxes.

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