Packaging firm creates 30 jobs with move to new regional base in Sheffield

A growing packaging production company has created 30 new jobs with a move into Yorkshire.

ePac Flexible Packaging, which opened its first manufacturing facility in the UK in 2019 and is based in Silverstone, Northamptonshire, has opened a new 27,500 sq ft regional base in Sheffield.

The firm said it has taken the additional industrial, office space and meeting rooms at Thorncliffe Business Park to help service its increasing requirements for making innovative flexible packaging for its customers.Local contractors completed the refurbishment of the building, which becomes ePac’s new production site for the Midlands, the North and Ireland.ePac Holdings Europe managing director Johnny Hobeika said: “We have outgrown our current production site so needed another base further up the country from our current one in Silverstone.

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"The central location of Thorncliffe attracted us to the site, as well as the extended height of the unit which is perfect for our large machines.“It was important for us to use local contractors to complete the fit out and also attract a new 30-strong workforce from nearby to satisfy our growing business. We are excited about taking the space.”The packaging firm joins a variety of well-established industrial occupiers on the hugely successful park including B.Braun, Balfour Beatty, Presto Tools and Plumb Centre.Knight Frank’s Kitty Hendrick said: “Thorncliffe was historically the site of the Newton Chambers & Co factory and has since been redeveloped into a well-established and popular business park providing industrial units ranging from 1,500 to 55,000 sq ft. It also provides a variety of office accommodation across all sizes.“Companies are attracted to the North Sheffield location of Thorncliffe and its easy access to the M1 at Junction 35, 35A and 36.”Thorncliffe is part of the Mountcity Group portfolio.