Kate Green, MP for Stretford and Urmston, visited SAICA Paper at its Greater Manchester mill, known as PM-11, on Thursday 10th November.
SAICA Paper recently welcomed Kate Green, MP for Stretford and Urmston, to its PM-11 site in Carrington, Greater Manchester, to discuss current issues within the industry and also be given a demonstration of SAICA’s state-of-the-art control room.
Donning protective clothes and boots, she was given a guided tour of the control room to see first-hand its technical capabilities and innovations.
Following the tour of the control room, Ms Green then took part in a round table discussion on a number of issues, including the challenges and opportunities currently facing the industry following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union.
Commenting on the event, Ramon Alejandro, President, SAICA Group said:
“We were delighted to welcome Kate Green MP to PM11 and show her around our new state-of-the-art control room. SAICA’s place within the Carrington community is very important to us and it was great to be able to give our local MP a live demonstration of the high-tech equipment.
As a global packaging company committed to investing into the UK, it was fascinating to hear Ms Green’s views facing our sector and the wider industry at the moment. We are currently investing over 60million Euros directly into the UK as part of our Renove investment plan.”
Commenting on the event, Pasi Hayrynen, SAICA’s Plant Manager said:
“It was great to listen to Ms Green’s views and to discuss the issues facing both our sector and the people of Carrington at the moment.”
The PM-11 mill employs state-of-the-art technologies to minimise the environmental impact of producing containerboard papers and is designed to use 40% less water and 50% less electricity per tonne of paper than the industry’s guidelines.Photographs enclosed
014Z2265 – Left to right; Ramon Alejandro, Pasi Hayrynen and Kate Green MP
014Z2143 – Left to right; Ramon Alejandro, Kate Green MP, Pasi Hayrynen and Karen Gilbert (SAICA)Notes to Editors
- SAICA is a family owned Spanish company and is a world leader in the production of high performance corrugated papers from recovered paper and cardboard.
- SAICA Paper UK is part of the SAICA Group. Saica Paper is a world leader in the manufacturing of recycled containerboard paper, used to manufacture corrugated boxes. It operates paper mills in Spain, France and, since January 2012, in the UK, where SAICA has built a state-of-the-art Recycled Paper Mill at Carrington, near Manchester.
- SAICA is a market-leading packaging company. The company currently employs over 8,000 people in Spain, France, Portugal, Italy, Ireland and the UK and has a capacity of almost 2.4 million tons of paper.
- SAICA has an annual consolidated turnover of 2.1billion Euros