George Utz Ltd is the UK manufacturing operation of the Swiss-owned Utz Group, with subsidiaries in Germany, France, Poland, USA and China. George Utz has been well known here in the UK for many years as a leading, high quality manufacturer of returnable materials handling solutions, in use across many sectors including automotive, retail, postal services and distribution. Its bestselling products include containers and inserts, pallets, dollies and pallet boxes, many of which will be exhibited at IMHX next month.

Despite continuing difficult economic conditions, George Utz is going from strength to strength, enjoying growth both in revenue and employee numbers in 2009 and into 2010. Its production site at Alfreton has been working 24/7 for over 20 months. Investment for future growth includes new in-mould labelling technology (IML) and four new raw material silos, bringing total storage capacity to over 1,200 tonnes.

George Utz takes its environmental responsibilities very seriously. Where possible it uses high-grade recycled materials, and has the technology on site to offer this economically viable and environmentally-friendly service to its customers. Indeed the UK operation has recently been accredited with ISO14001 (Environmental Management Systems) accreditation – one of the few plastics manufacturers in the UK to have achieved this.

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