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Northwood accelerates investment and creates new jobs

Published 3rd August, 2021 by Neil Nixon

Northwood accelerates investment and creates new jobs

Northwood Hygiene Products has made a number of substantial investments and is creating 30 new jobs at its headquarters in Telford to support further growth and meet demand for its range of away-from-home professional paper hygiene and wiping products.

The family-owned company has made a multi-million pound investment to expand its site with brand new 14,500m2 warehousing and administrative premises. It has invested more than £400,000 in additional site infrastructure to provide new offices, pallet racking and IT equipment and invested £3.65 million in a state-of-the-art Gambini Wide production line. With a capacity of around 13,000 tonnes per year, the new line will run industrial rolls using 3.42 metre wide jumbo reels from Northwood’s Chesterfield-based mill.

Northwood has also invested more than £1 million in fully automated packaging and palletiser equipment on its roll towel and toilet tissue lock-out systems converting line and introduced additional automation on the packaging section of its medical roll line. The company has now fully commissioned an automated case and pallet labeller, which will soon be integrated into its upcoming ERP system, and invested in a new warehouse management system. It has also recently taken delivery of a new fleet of eight trailers.

Northwood, which currently employs 189 people at its Telford site, is also creating 30 new jobs to meet sustained growing demand. The company is hoping to take on new maintenance engineers, HGV drivers and more than 25 production operatives. This latest move follows a successful recruitment drive last year, where Northwood expanded its Telford-based workforce by 10%.

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