Dungannon Based Greiner Packaging Unveils £2.5m Factory Upgrade

Dungannon firm Greiner Packaging has unveiled a new £2.5 million manufacturing hall built inside just two months.

The lightning quick turnaround provides the company with new technology to form plastic packaging.

It means the factory can now turn out up to 1.5m pots a day.

The renovation of the 13,000 sq ft facility replaces the original building which was constructed in 1972.

Company CEO Jarek Zasadzinski – who is set to move on after more than a decade at the helm – said the new infrastructure “involved many months of planning, includes our latest, state of the art technology which we are now rolling out group-wide”.

He said it was part of a £10m expansion plan to take place over the next four years.

“This will secure our growth and will dramatically improve the very demanding standards in our industry,” he said.

First Minister Arlene Foster officially opened the new building.

“This local company has invested over £25m in new technologies over the past 10 years, providing employment to over 250 people,” she said.

“This latest re-investment by Greiner Packaging is a good news story for manufacturing in Northern Ireland and this latest expansion shows confidence in the quality and talent of our local workforce.

“I pay special tribute to outgoing CEO Jarek Zasadzinski for the contribution he has made to Greiner Packaging since 2005. Jarek is without doubt a wonderful ambassador not just for Dungannon but for manufacturing in Northern Ireland as a whole.”

Mr Jarek Zasadzinski will leave the north next month to take up the position of vice-president of the overseas division of Greiner Packaging International.

He will be replaced by Philip Woolsey.

Source: irishnews.com