Birmingham-based Nicklin Transit Packaging has announced a record summer of trading following a recent investment in its facilities.
The company, which specialises in bespoke timber and corrugated packaging products, enjoyed above budget sales from June to August and surpassed a century of new client wins for the year for the first time in its 100 year history.
Citing its improvement in sales as being reflective of an upturn in UK manufacturing and construction sectors, the company recently acquired a new 14,000 sq ft factory unit to cope with growing demand.
It also invested £200k into new machinery to develop its growing corrugated product offering from the new facilities, with a further £100,000 earmarked for infrastructure improvements to meet the demand for single source supply via a broader product range including packaging consumables.
Managing director David Nicklin said the results are a reflection of the strength of the UK packaging industry.
“The packaging sector is a real bellwether of what’s happening in the overall economy so it’s hugely encouraging to have enjoyed such a buoyant summer,” he said.
“A range of respected indicators are now pointing towards more embedded growth in UK plc and we are certainly seeing significantly improved demand in our sector, particularly for bespoke transit packaging.”
Mr Nicklin added: “This has been one of the toughest recessions on record so we’re not resting on our laurels but we have a robust business model in place and a highly talented and motivated team so we’re confident of continuing to achieve our 2013 growth strategy over the weeks and months ahead.”