Global packaging firm opens new Ely HQ
Faerch Plast – formerly Anson Packaging – has opened a new UK headquarters and design facility on Lancaster Way Business Park in Ely.
MP for South East Cambridgeshire, Lucy Frazer, joined East Cambridgeshire District Council’s economic development officers and company bosses for a behind the scenes look at the advanced research and design facilities.
Faerch Plast specialises in packaging for the food industry. This recent HQ investment comes on top of significant expansion of its high volume manufacturing facilities in Sutton near Ely during 2016.
The company produces plastic packaging for fresh meat, ready meals and ‘food to go’. The firm has an ‘A- list’ client base linked to the supermarket sector and has been a leading force in the food supply chain since 1969.
The opening of the new facilities draws existing employees from within the region and creates new skilled job opportunities driven by the company’s impressive growth ambitions.
• Pictured left to right: Business manager Phil Wright, site director Chris Plant, Lucy Frazer MP, and managing director Andrew Osborne-Smith