Following a significant restructure of its commercial and production operations and acquisition of food bag manufacturer Certiforms, Mercury Packaging is reporting a 15% increase in sales over the past 12 months. In addition, the leading European flexible packaging specialist looks set to repeat this success with a £1million new business pipeline for 2011.
As part of the recent changes, Mercury Packaging has promoted Ray Franks to Sales Director responsible for driving growth across all the company’s key target markets including food, fulfilment, security, publishing and retail. Food packaging expert Mark Binks heads up the former Certiforms business whilst Chris Stanger has been promoted to Production Director.
Tony Stanger, Managing Director at Mercury Packaging comments: “Despite rising material prices and ever tightening margins, we have managed healthy growth over the past 12 months. Renewed focus and vigour from a strengthened senior management team has also helped ensure a pleasing sales pipeline for 2011. The security packaging sector in particular is looking promising for this year.
“The sales increase can in part be attributed to the Certiforms acquisition which has added a new market to our portfolio, but we have also continued to invest in best of breed equipment for added capacity, and the press has started to earn its keep,” he continues.
Tony concludes: “Streamlined production processes and lean management techniques have also played a role, as well as the company’s commitment to working closely with customers to ensure innovation, quality and value.
Established in 1999, Mercury Packaging employs over 50 people at its state-of-the-art production facility located in Nottinghamshire. The company is one of Europe’s leading suppliers of plain, printed and converted flexible packaging products to a wide range of markets including retail, magazine publishing, security, fulfilment and food.
Investment in high performance conversion and printing technology together with an in-house design department enables Mercury Packaging to deliver lightweight yet robust plastics bags and film-on-the-reel which have been specially developed to achieve maximum brand awareness and protection.
Widely recognised as an innovator in the flexible packaging industry with an unrivalled commitment to service, the company’s high clarity polypropylene packaging films are ideal for display purposes whilst its polyethylene films provide the strength and impact qualities required for protection.
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