100 new jobs at Belfast manufacturer after £40m boost

Posted on 26 Mar 2014 by The Manufacturer

A Northern Irish manufacturer of carton packaging is to create 100 new jobs following a £40m investment in its Belfast site.

Delta Print and Packaging, which provides products to a range of industries including food and pharmaceutical, will take its workforce up to 270 following the financial boost.

The outlay, which will see £4.6m contributed by Invest NI, will also see the extension of its factory and the installation of new machinery.

Delta, which exports the majority of its goods to mainland Europe, supplies packaging to companies including Nokia and McDonalds, with the latter being a driver behind the company’s need to grow.

Terry Cross, Delta’s chairman and joint managing director, said in the Belfast Telegraph: “We are making this major investment in response to opportunities to grow sales across a number of existing customer accounts, in particular with McDonald’s, as well as acquiring new accounts.”

Northern Ireland’s economy minister Arlene Foster added: “Delta Print and Packaging is a progressive company that has worked closely with clients to create innovative packaging solutions that meet their specific needs. It has used Invest NI assistance to support ambitious growth plans and today’s investment includes a highly important training element.”