Packaging supplier Allpack has moved to its new Headquarters in Cannock, Staffordshire. The new 14,000 m² facility will enable the company to continue its expansion into the ecommerce packaging market.
Located at the prestigious Kingswood Lakeside development, the brand new purpose-built high bay warehouse and offices were officially opened by Member of Parliament for Cannock, Amanda Milling, on 2 August.
Amanda says, “I am absolutely thrilled to have another great business here in Cannock Chase. In the six years I have been a member of parliament, I have seen how this development has grown and grown with investment from more and more businesses.
Jon Robinson, Development Director at Barberry Group, who built the HQ, says, “I would like to congratulate Allpack on the commissioning of this building. The ONS states that online retail has grown by 51% this last year and that is a great benefit to Allpack and to Barberry as well. We will be looking forward to providing Allpack’s next building very soon!
“This building took 34 weeks to build. It is 15 metres high and uses some of the latest technology to reduce occupational costs while fulfilling environmental, social and corporate government ratings in measuring sustainability and social impact of buildings on the community. It really is future-proof.”
Provision has been made for electric vehicle charging for both cars and trucks, and there are energy efficient installations throughout – including LED lighting and space & water heating alongside intelligent controls to manage and minimise energy usage and energy loss throughout the building’s lifecycle.
The facility also features a state-ofthe-art Innovation Laboratory, where the latest packaging machinery and sustainable solutions will be demonstrated to clients and provide capacity for research and development projects into new greener packaging solutions.
A lecture theatre has been designed to host industry seminars and to facilitate collaboration between environmental, retail and packaging organisations, with a view to working together to reduce single-use packaging and offer consumers wider choice without costing the earth.
George Clarke, Managing Director, adds, “I would like to echo the thanks to Amanda, to Jon, and also to Bob Clarke, Operations Director, for running this project. But most of all, I’d like to thank the whole team here at Allpack as they are the ones that have made this happen.
“This superb new site will help us to continue our expansion and put Allpack at the forefront of innovative sustainable packaging solutions for the benefit of all of our stakeholders.”