As part of its ongoing growth strategy, Kite Packaging recently opened a state-of-the-art Campus in Puma Park, Coventry, to serve customers and employees better.
Adding almost 190,000 sq ft, the company’s capacity in Coventry now stands at 380,000 sq ft, offering a considerably larger inventory to customers. With space for circa 40,000 pallets, great stock availability is also guaranteed. An additional 30,000 sq ft of space in Unit 2 awaits expansion as the company will no doubt continue to grow with plans of increasing Coventry personnel.
Significant investment went into furnishing the new site, with Kite supporting the local economy by hiring Midlands-based contractors where possible. The units feature new IT infrastructure and energy-efficient machinery, with 18 new forklifts, 14 low level order pickers, and a conveyor system to streamline warehouse processes. With no shortage for space, Kite’s mobile packaging laboratory can be found parked at the site when not out on visits.
Complete with a meeting room suite, canteen and breakout space, the Campus also boasts a dedicated educational facility, providing on-site training for employees and customers as well as a great work environment.
Councillor Jim O’Boyle, cabinet member for jobs, regeneration and climate change, said, “Our teams have worked closely with Kite Packaging for a number of years to support their expansion and helped them find suitable locations within the city to really help the business grow. It’s fantastic to see businesses adapting greener initiatives and accessing the support on offer. We work hard to support businesses in the city, whether that’s establishing new businesses, supporting post-COVID recovery or assisting businesses in expansion. Securing and developing businesses creates jobs for local people and supports the economy, so we want to make sure businesses get the help they need. As a result of this investment in the new site Kite Packaging are forecasting the creation of another 170 jobs in addition to the staff already employed across its Coventry operations.”