Northwood accelerates investment and creates new jobs

Northwood Hygiene Products has made several substantial investments and is creating 30 new jobs at its headquarters in Telford to aid further growth and meet demand because of its selection of Away-from-Home (AfH) professional paper hygiene and wiping products.

The family-owned company has made a multi-million pound investment to expand its site with completely new 14,500m2 warehousing and administrative premises. It has invested a lot more than £400,000 in additional site infrastructure to supply new offices, pallet racking also it equipment and invested £3.65 million in a state-of-the-art Gambini Wide production line. With a capacity of around 13,per year 000 tonnes, the brand new line shall run industrial rolls using 3.42 metre wide jumbo reels from Northwood’s Chesterfield-based mill.

Northwood in addition has invested a lot more than £1 million in fully automated packaging and palletiser equipment on its roll towel and toilet tissue lock-out systems converting line and introduced additional automation on the packaging portion of its medical roll line. The business has fully commissioned an automated case and pallet labeller now, which will be built-into its upcoming ERP system soon, and invested in a fresh Warehouse Management System. It has taken delivery of a fresh fleet of eight trailers also.

Northwood, which employs 189 people at its Telford site currently, is creating 30 new jobs to meet up sustained growing demand also. The ongoing company is hoping to defend myself against new maintenance engineers, HGV drivers and much more than 25 production operatives. Year this latest move follows an effective recruitment drive last, where Northwood expanded its Telford-based workforce by 10%.

Paul Mulready, Northwood Hygiene Products’ marketing manager, said: “This recruitment drive and latest round of investment at Northwood marks a thrilling new phase for the business enterprise once we further expand our capabilities and increase our market presence. Like many firms, we were suffering from the pandemic, but we’ve weathered the storm and, as businesses have began to reopen, we have been seeing a big upsurge in demand again once. The near future looks bright and we have been investing in infrastructure to improve capacity significantly.”

Pete Foy, operations director, added: “Such uncertain times, and in market which includes seen unprecedented suppression of sales, Northwood is proud to possess continued its aggressive investment programme.”

Northwood made three major acquisitions in late 2019, covering five sites in the Spain and UK. These were make it possible for it to improve its paper production and converting capacity, in addition to expanding its European presence.

In addition, it installed world-leading manufacturing equipment at among its two tissue mills. The two 2.5 million investment at the Lancaster site increased output and enabled the Telford facility to diversify. Year last, Northwood invested a lot more than £7 million in its Birmingham facility to improve its total daily output of wc paper rolls to 2.5 million and create 27 new jobs.

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Northwood Companies was recently ranked No 30 in the 22nd annual. It is the first-time that the combined group has been named in the league table.

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