Record growth drives investment at Nicklin

Leading Midlands packaging manufacturer, Nicklin Transit Packaging is investing in personnel and production capacity after a sustained period of record sales and customer growth.

Specialising in corrugated and timber packaging products and services, Birmingham-based Nicklin Transit Packaging has recently taken on 15 new staff and invested in new premises after enjoying a record third quarter, which has seen an increase in sales revenue of 21% against the same period in 2014.

The new starters take the century old family company’s workforce to 87 and cover a variety of fields from sales and administration, to production and packaging design.

They will help deliver Nicklin’s broader strategy which will see the business offer new specialisms in a wider range of packaging products and services, and class-leading pack design and    validation.

In a separate development, following a substantial investment in corrugated production, the company has also opened additional premises on its existing Birmingham site to cater for growing demand for bespoke wooden transit packaging from clients across a broad range of sectors.

Record summer for Birmingham manufacturer Nicklin
David Nicklin, managing director, Nicklin Transit Packaging.

Managing director, David Nicklin commented: “These figures have more than surpassed our expectations and are testament to the hard work and dedication of the team.

“We’ve delivered over 100% growth since 2010 and by adding new personnel and production capacity now, are laying even stronger foundations for the future in line with our continued strategy of organic growth.

He added: “With the packaging sector in the midst of game-changing consolidation, we continue to remain an independent business offering a credible alternative for transit packaging users from a broad range of sectors.”