Rigid Containers Limited is 1 of the UK’s largest privately owned corrugated packaging producers, which, relocated to Taunton Deane in 2013, creating 50 vital new jobs within the Heart of the South West. Rigid Containers is the UK operating division of Belgian company, VPK Group.
The 200,000 sq ft site at Chelston Business Park in Wellington, has allowed the company to serve its growing customer base in the South West more easily. “We opened the site as a distribution hub in early April 2013,” said Richard Coward, Group Managing Director. “We are now successfully operating the site as a full production facility, for the manufacture of corrugated packaging. Investment in people and machinery is on-going.”
The £6 million investment by the company, which was introduced to the area by Into Somerset, and has drawn upon Taunton Deane Council’s Investment Fund to the tune of £1,000 per new job (up to a maximum of £100,000). Through on-going Account Management, the Council supported the company to enable the investment to proceed quickly and smoothly.
“We are really optimistic about this new site in Wellington, not just for the benefit of our customers, but also for the local community” said Mr Coward.