Duo UK announces expansion of headquarters and new recycling facility
Manchester headquartered packaging manufacturer and distributor #Duo UK has announced plans to expand its head office site to 5000 square feet with a new extension and installation of a new #Erema #recycling machine.
To handle this increase in demand, the business made the decision to sell its partner company Moorgreen Flexible Packaging in Derbyshire to Vickers-Lee Holdings Limited,
owners of Cromwell Polythene, and will invest the funds from the sale into the expansion of its site in Manchester to accommodate the new machinery.
The site extension, which has received planning permission from Manchester City Council, will enable Duo to streamline operations and improve efficiencies, as well as enhancing staff facilities with break out rooms and a large car park on site.
The installation of the Erema machine will allow Duo to recycle polythene waste and will eradicate the requirement for the transportation of material to off site recycling centres, reducing the turnaround time of pellet production to meet the increased demand for products with recycled content.
Anthony Brimelow, commercial director at Duo UK, said: ‘The environment surrounding plastic has changed in recent years and how a company handles the plastic used and disposes of it is very much a priority. As the industry is heading towards utilising a higher percentage of recycled content and reducing dependency on virgin materials, these decisions are pivotal for our future success. The expansion of our Manchester site has come at the right time for the business and will allow us to respond to our customers’ changing requirements.’
The site development is expected to be completed in March 2020. In addition, the company will install another conversion machine and five layer co-extruder, which allows for more recycled content to be included in the layers of a product without affecting the performance of the product.