Interflex employs a team of 140 staff at its base on Sunderland Enterprise Park, where it manufactures flexible packaging for bakery and snack food products. Interflex, which also operates from a facility in Dalkeith, Scotland, has a turnover of about $63 million in the UK. It serves a client list that includes Mars, Nestle, Warburtons and a number of other large businesses in the food, household product and pet food markets.
The firm expects to create new jobs on the back of the investment and increase output by 20%.
Managing director Graham Tilley says, “We were delighted that MAKE it Sunderland, Sunderland City Council’s business investment team, could advise and support us. The new equipment increases capacity and further develops our capabilities in performance packaging and sustainable solutions.
“The business continues to grow, providing quality products to our customers and increasing our scale and scope. At the same time, our workforce has increased by more than 20 per cent over the last seven years.”