Lanarkshire packaging firm continues to boost local economy

A Lanarkshire packaging company recently hosted its MSP, who hailed the company’s continued success.

Pitreavie Packaging Group, Scotland’s leading independent packaging supplier, intends to continue investing in the region after creating 45 jobs and opening a new state-of-the-art manufacturing site in Cumbernauld with an initial investment of £5million .

And Jamie Hepburn, MSP for Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, recently visited the site.

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The company has grown significantly over the past two years and is expected to continue growing with an increase of 35% per year.

It has remained proudly based in Scotland with three sites across the country including the Cumbernauld manufacturing site which is the first new sheet metal plant in Scotland in 20 years.

Most of the factory workers are based in North Lanarkshire or the greater Glasgow area.

MSP Jamie Hepburn said: “It’s great to see them doing so well and bringing jobs to the area, especially after the loss of major employer OVO Energy.”

In addition to the investment in the plant, Pitreavie plans to increase its warehousing capacity by an additional 40,000 square feet in the area, which will create four additional jobs.

And with sales increasing later in 2022, the company plans to hire nine more people.

Pitreavie Group Chief Executive, Stephen Heslop, said: “We are a Scottish company with significant capabilities and proud of our heritage.

“Our growth has allowed us to make three recent appointments to our leadership team, bringing together some of the country’s finest business minds and benefiting from their experience working with global brands.

“In addition to the new jobs being created, we are also investing in IT systems and vehicles to support our growth and will continue to support the Scottish economy as we expand.”

The Pitreavie Group operates sites in Aberdeen, Glenrothes and Cumbernauld and specializes in creating packaging solutions including corrugated packaging, refrigerated packaging, wooden crates and transport crates.

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Laura J. Boyer