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MP views £5m investment at Welshpool firm

Created on 10/12/2020 @ 11:25


Montgomeryshire MP Craig Williams has visited the local arm of a major European company that is investing £5million in state-of-the-art conversion equipment to significantly enhance its capabilities and boost sustainable product offerings.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has vowed to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 68% by 2030, based on 1990 levels, and Wipak UK welcomed Mr Williams on-site to discuss its own net zero plans.

Part of the Finnish-based Wihuri group and located in Welshpool, the company is a leading supplier of innovative flexible packaging solutions.

“This significant investment will enable us to produce flexible packaging solutions with a considerably lower carbon footprint, which will not only contribute to the wider company’s target of becoming net zero by 2025, but aligns with many of our customers’ sustainability ambitions too,” explained Managing Director at Wipak UK, Andrew Newbold.

“We were delighted to welcome Mr Williams on-site to discuss our ambitious agenda, in particular how we aim to create jobs through reducing our emissions and the carbon footprint of our products.”

Mr Williams, said: “It was absolutely terrific to tour Wipak UK and see the investment that’s going in that’s helping both Wipak UK and the Wipak Group meet their ambition for net zero.

“The UK Government and our Prime Minister could not have been clearer about our direction of travel towards net zero by 2050, but also picking up the pace.

“We can’t do that on our own – Government can set frameworks, but we need private sector partners like Wipak UK to come in and help us, and the investment here, the commitment to net zero, the doing it in a tremendously impressive timeframe, is exactly the kind of private sector investment we need in the United Kingdom.”

Wipak UK’s conversion equipment is set to be in operation by summer 2021.

For more information about the company, visit, email or call 01938 555255.

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