McLaren, a company known for manufacturing spirits packaging, decided to fund worth $3 million in order to create a new facility to be used by Blue Box Design which is a subsidiary of McLaren located in Stirling. The new facility will be utilized for the company’s manufacturing of packaging boxes used in luxury food items as well as beverages. This is not your usual packaging boxes online as it is made to cater the luxury sector.
The project is supported through a grant provided by the Regional Selective Assistant. Through this, they will be able to construct a facility that spans 20,000 square feet. Its operations will cover manufacture, design as well as testing of the products. The site will be located at Broadleys Business Park and they are expecting that it will be completed by April of 2018. In the four years after its completion, there will be 18 job vacancies.
Blue Box Design was bought by McLaren in 2013 and it currently has 30 workers that are earning the company €1.4 million in revenues every year. The managing director of Blue Box is Duncan Robertson and he said that the facility to be constructed is going to help them shorten the usual time it takes them to accomplish the process between concept and delivery. This is important since the company specialized in presentation packaging that is purely made by hand.
He added that their production capacity will increase thus they will be able to maintain employees that are highly skilled in the field. They are also expecting to offer more jobs for locals in central Scotland. They are targeting young people who have skills in creating luxury packaging and have the potential to excel in the industry.
The company believes that a facility located in the centre of Scotland will be a big advantage for the company in the long run as it is situated in the middle of Glasglow and Edinburgh.
Last year, the company also invested in equipment such as machines for box wrapping and digital cutting equipment which is the same one used in packaging boxes online which makes manufacturing faster.