Saica Group has confirmed its intention to construct a new, purpose-built production facility located in Livingston, West Lothian. The new site will run the latest technology, while at the same time increasing Saica’s commitment to the creation of sustainable packaging solutions in Scotland. The project has been valued at £50m+ for this flagship site.
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 company will transition its business 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.
Artists impression of the new facility to be built in Livingston, West Lothian.
“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 will give 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.”
The strategically planned transition period will ensure there will be no disruption for customers as Saica continues to deliver and maintain its levels of service and quality from both its two current operating units in Scotland and its network of operations across the UK and Europe.
Saica has anticipated that the vast majority of new roles at the Livingston site will be filled by existing employees. The company’s Grangemouth Sheet Plant will be unaffected by this announcement.