Leading European packaging manufacturer Coveris has today announced the completion of a two-year transformation project at its Cramlington labels facility in Northumberland.
The twin facility, which includes both the main Colbourne Avenue plant and its sister site at Admiral Business Park, has undergone a state-of-the-art modernisation plan, with over £3M being invested in new technologies to increase capacity and added recycling infrastructure to support the Group’s sustainable vision of NO WASTE.
Positioning the site as a new flagship facility for self-adhesive label manufacturing, the investment includes the installation of three new MPS flexo presses, a further four ABG rewinders, and a new waste extraction system which supports more effective recovery and recycling. Upgrades to staff facilities are also planned for early 2022.
Following Coveris’ £3.5M investment into Amberley Labels in 2020, this latest project is part of an ongoing modernisation and reorganisation strategy across its extensive UK labels estate. Increased operational efficiencies at the Cramlington facility support the Group’s ability to distribute more work across its five UK labels sites, enabling each facility to become a centre of excellence for targeted end markets. With the Admiral site specialising in plain label manufacturing, the investment will now position the Colborne plant as a dedicated facility for fresh and chilled food and bakery.
Commenting on the investment, Andy Hedley, Site Manager at Coveris’ twin Cramlington facility said “As our biggest single investment in the site to date, this project is a truly transformational one for both the Cramlington plant and the wider Coveris labels business. Increased capacity and production flexibility not only enable us to better serve the needs of our customers in a more agile way, but also in a more sustainable way. Our new, more energy and resource efficient operations in combination with waste reduction and recycling processes fully support our journey towards NO WASTE across both our operations and our packaging.”