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Mailway to launch Scottish operation

November 19, 2008 Comments Off Print Print

Contract packer Mailway has entered into a joint venture with Benchmark Promotional Support Services to launch Mailway Scotland

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The venture, which is being supported by Scottish Enterprise, will employ 40 full-time staff at its location in Hillington on the outskirts of Glasgow.

Scottish Enterprise has awarded the company a Training Plus Grant which will help develop the skills and expertise for the new jobs.

Mailway Scotland will offer general contract packing services including steam sleeving, premium gift set management, whisky tube making and filling and the company’s patented Glaspak system.

Tube-making and shrink-sleeving lines from Mailway’s Bradford facility will be moved to the Scottish operation by early 2009 and investment in new technology is planned.

Stewart Clough, sales director of Bradford-based Mailway Packaging Solutions has assumed the role of director of the new venture.

“Mailway is growing significantly and the Scottish base is part of a strategic growth plan that includes a base in London,” he said.

The facility will serve existing and Scottish Mailway customers that are currently served by the company’s Yorkshire facility, which will free up capacity for new business.

Clough said that the main focus for the Scottish facility will be continuing to serve the main whisky distillers before looking at the opportunities to serve the smaller distillers.

Going forward the company hopes to achieve food grade standards.

Mailway is forecasting a turnover of just under £12m for the year end June 2009, compared to the £6.7m turnover it reported for the year ended June 2005.

Mailway Scotland will be operational from early 2009.

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