Packaging firm expands into Sheffield
Growing business ePac has taken 27,500 sq ft at Thorncliffe Business Park for its new regional base.
ePac Flexible Packaging, which opened its first manufacturing facility in the UK in 2019 and is based in Silverstone, has taken the additional industrial, office space and meeting rooms at Thorncliffe Business Park to help service the US-headquartered group’s increasing requirements for making flexible packaging for its customers.
Refurbishment of the building, which becomes ePac’s new production site for the Midlands, the North and Ireland, has been completed by local contractors.
ePac Holdings Europe managing director Johnny Hobeika said: “We have outgrown our current production site so needed another base further up the country from our current one in Silverstone. The central location of Thorncliffe attracted us to the site, as well as the extended height of the unit which is perfect for our large machines.
“It was important for us to use local contractors to complete the fit out and also attract a new 30-strong workforce from nearby to satisfy our growing business. We are excited about taking the space.”
Other occupiers at the park include B.Braun, Balfour Beatty, Presto Tools and Plumb Centre.
One industrial unit now remains at Thorncliffe, Unit 21, which is 36,699 sq ft, and is being marketed by Knight Frank in Sheffield and CBRE.
Knight Frank’s Kitty Hendrick said: “Thorncliffe was historically the site of the Newton Chambers & Co factory and has since been redeveloped into a well-established and popular business park.
“Companies are attracted to the North Sheffield location of Thorncliffe and its easy access to the M1 at Junction 35, 35A and 36.”
Thorncliffe is part of the Mountcity Group portfolio.