Test Valley Packaging, based in Salisbury, UK, is relocating to a purpose-built site in nearby Andover. The move is part of a £1.3m investment that will bring together the manufacturing, distribution and storage operations under one roof, reducing their overall carbon footprint.
The switch from Salisbury to the 88,000 sq ft site in Andover will help deliver efficiencies to Test Valley Packaging’s operations and enhanced service levels to customers. The investment represents a continuing commitment to customers to provide a truly sustainable packaging solution and an extension to the UK manufacturing capacity. The spend includes new offices, racking for the storage facility and a state of the art manufacturing plant, enabling a considerable reduction in supply chain lead time.
Test Valley have served customers in the south west of England for over 40 years. By upgrading its operations, the new manufacturing facility will help the company deliver further efficiencies that will boost the drive for more innovative and eco-friendly products.
Jerry Steedman, Managing Director, commented, “We are capitalising on the opportunity that this ‘blank canvas’ affords to design both our manufacturing and storage facilities to be fit for the future. With greater capacity we will have the advantage of smarter buying and bespoke stock holding, which will help protect customers from any supply chain disruption as well as minimise their carbon footprint.”