Saica Group to build new production facility with £50m investment
Recycled paper producer Saica Group has announced its intention to establish a new, purpose-built production facility located in Livingston.
The company said the £50 million investment within its packaging business division Saica Pack will offer the latest technologies, whilst at the same time increasing Saica´s commitment to the creation of sustainable packaging solutions in Scotland.
Changes in customer demand, ageing 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 business will be transitioning 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.
“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 gives 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.”