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01 March, 2023

Welsh firm wraps up new long term deal with global packaging giant

01 March, 2023

Wrexham-based McCarthy Group has signed a three-year extension to its contract with Wipak UK, which has a manufacturing base in Welshpool where it makes packaging films for preserving and protecting food products.

Wipak, which has 11 factories world-wide, is part of a large, family owned conglomerate called Wihuri that’s headquartered in Nastola, two hours north of the Finnish capital, Helsinki.

The company opened the Wipak factory in Welshpool in 1996 and recently invested over £5 million in a new state of the art production line at the Buttington Cross Enterprise Park, which is expected to create 50 new jobs for the local area in the coming years.

According to McCarthy Managing Director Mike McCarthy, the contract extension  was a real “feather in the cap” for his 90-strong team.

It also underlined, he said, the value of investing in their new Elm Point HQ complex on Wrexham Industrial Estate, where the firm is now building an 18,000 sq ft extension and doubling the size of its truck parking yard.

As well as having a coveted AA rating from the British Retail Consortium, McCarthy also has accreditation to store organic food.

Managing Director Mike McCarthy said: “This is fantastic news for the company. We’re delighted that our contract with Wipak has been extended and they have chosen us as their partner going forward.

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