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Label One targets growth after moving into new £1.6m facility

Label One is eyeing up further growth after officially opening the doors on its new £1.6m facility.

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The Belfast-based label printer moved in to the new site last September and the 20,000sqft self contained facility has allowed the company to double in size.

The site, based in Invest Northern Ireland’s Ballygomartin Industrial Estate, was officially opened by enterprise minister Arlene Foster. Invest Northern Ireland offered support of £131,000, which included part funding from the European Regional Development Fund.

“We have grown the business over the last four years and we had outgrown our old site,” said Label One sales director Lee Willdridge.

He added that the company was in the process of buying new equipment to help it manufacture leaflets. Label One currently has five eight-colour UV flexo presses. The firm is also recruiting and is aiming to grow the workforce from 34 to 43.

“We have also placed particular emphasis on achieving prestigious quality accreditations,” added Label One managing director Michael McGarry. These include management standard ISO 9000 and PS9000, a pharmaceutical quality accreditation.

The company also has carbon neutral status and recycles the heat generated from its equipment. Label One operates in the FMCG, pharmaceutical and agrichemical sectors and services markets in Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, England, France and Denmark.