Today, Saica Group has formally announced its intention to establish a new, purpose-built production facility located in Livingston, West Lothian within its packaging business division, Saica Pack. The new site will offer the latest technologies, whilst at the same time increasing Saica´s commitment to the creation of sustainable packaging solutions in Scotland.
Changes in customer demand, aging facilities and challenges associated with existing site locations led the company to take a major step in order to increase Saica Pack´s capacity and offering for its customers. The leading Scottish packaging business will be transitioning from a two-site structure with the de-commissioning of its Edinburgh and Milngavie sites, to one main plant in Livingston. The new site will be completed by the end of 2021.
“This is a landmark day for Saica Pack and the wider company, as we take a significant step-forward in Scotland. Once fully operational, our new Livingston site will offer the latest and most innovative technologies while improving our service and capacity”, said Adam Haycock, Regional Director for Saica Pack Scotland. “This new site gives us the capacity to invest further in the future as we want to remain a leading provider of corrugated packaging in Scotland and enhance our offering to our customers”, he explained.
The strategically planned transition period will ensure there will be no disruption for customers as Saica continues to deliver and maintain its excellent levels of service and quality from both its two current operating units in Scotland and its wide network of operations across the UK and Europe.
Saica Group is committed to invest in its loyal and hard-working workforce. Saica has anticipated that the vast majority of new roles at the Livingston site will be filled by existing staff members. Saica will be working alongside its much-valued members of staff at the two existing sites, and will ensure all employees continue to be involved and updated regularly during the transition process.
Saica’s Grangemouth Sheet Plant will be unaffected by this announcement.
About Saica Group
Saica Group is one of the largest European players in the development and production of recycled paper for corrugated board, with a production of 3,2 million tons of paper. With more than 10,000 employees across Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, UK, Ireland, Turkey, Luxembourg and The Netherlands, Saica Group has four business areas: production of recycled paper for corrugated board (Saica Paper), waste management and environmental services (Saica Natur), production of corrugated packaging (Saica Pack) and flexible packaging (Saica Flex). The consolidated turnover of the multinational is nearly 3.832 million Euros (aggregate sales, 31.12.19).