Vision Gelpack, the UK manufacturer of polyethylene films, liners and sacks for the local authority, waste management, janitorial, clinical, and medical and other industrial sectors, has resumed production at its Hereford plant following the acquisition of the assets of Gelpack Excelsior by Visionscape Group.
Under the leadership of managing director Geoff Davis and other key former members of the UK management team, some 50 jobs have already been reinstated, with a further 20 positions planned by mid-2018. Six production lines have been recommissioned to cope with initial orders, with another six lines scheduled for a January start. "I am especially delighted that we have been able to restore production and employment at our Grandstand Road plant so quickly," said Geoff Davis. "I am also excited by the many new opportunities that the Visionscape Group represents, with its global closed loop philosophy, which ensures that the recovery opportunities for each product are fully maximised."
Harry Ackerman, executive director at Visionscape, said: "We are excited to welcome Vision Gelpack to the Visionscape Group. With over four decades in profitable business, Vision Gelpack was a great strategic fit for us and value-added on all sides. We have made an excellent investment and Vision Gelpack's established reputation will enable Visionscape to provide a more comprehensive range of services and solutions to the millions in the markets we operate."
Vision Gelpack forms part of Visionscape's European operations, which also includes Vision Petlon Polymers, a leading compounder and polymer recovery company based in Lydney, Gloucestershire, and Vision Environmental SA, the group's polymer recycling division in Belgium.
Visionscape is a global environmental utility group providing turnkey solutions in areas of sanitation, energy and waste water treatment. The company aims to reinvent waste management processes, specific to emerging markets, utilising cutting-edge technology and tools to address the waste management needs of megacities. Visionscape also offers services for commercial, residential, industrial, and healthcare clients.