New factory creates five jobs

Posted on 18 Apr 2011 by The Manufacturer

An SME company which recycles old car tyres to make colourful rubber bark chippings is celebrating after opening up its own manufacturing premises in Cheshire.

Re-Bound recycles a million old car tyres each year to make the rubber chippings, which are also scented and are used primarily for children’s playgrounds and garden decorations.

The company says its product is more sustainable than the wood alternative as they won’t rot away and are insect friendly.

This month, the firm has opened its own factory after taking on two industrial units at a Runcorn industrial site. It will initially be manned by a team of five but the company hopes to double this number within two years. The factory has the capacity to produce 20 tonnes of chippings per day.

“We are delighted to have opened our new premises in Runcorn and hopefully this will lead to more employment for local people,” said Director Bob Jones.

“We’ve done extensive refurbishment works to the interior of the buildings so it is now perfectly suited to our requirements and will facilitate our future growth and expansion.

“The new manufacturing plant provides the perfect platform for us to continue to develop our innovative products and will help us to remain leaders in the field.”

Legislation has banned the dumping of old car tyres in landfill sites.