Disposables UK on course to hit 2014 targets

Family-run Disposables UK has strengthened its team and invested in new machinery since moving to new premises a year ago

Huddersfield Giants player, Eorl Crabtree (centre) at the opening of the new Disposables UK premises at Meltham Mills, with (left to right) managing director, David Burkill,National Sales Manager, Paul Storer, Chairman, Diane Storer and marketing manager, Emma Wood, along with staff and guests attending the opening.

Manufacturing company, Disposables UK Group, is celebrating a successful first year at its 150,000sq ft state-of the-art premises.

The family-run business has seen a year-on-year sales increase of 9% with turnover rising to £17m – putting it on track to meet its £18m target for 2014 and driving forward its ambitious five-year growth plan to increase turnover to £30m by 2018.

The washroom supply specialist paved the way with the introduction of a new £1.7m production line which has enabled it to produce quality, laminated products and expand its product portfolio and its reach into new markets.

Added to this, the Bay West brand continues to be a star performer – achieving double-digit growth figures for the past three years running.

The company, one of the largest employers in the area, was previously based across four sites totalling 107,000 sq ft. The strategic move to larger premises allowed Disposables to consolidate its operations and provide a faster turnaround time on producing goods, allowing the company to deliver even better customer service.

The move, which cost in the region of £850,000, has delivered a new factory, faster production line and brand new offices.

Disposables UK has also strengthened its management team with three new appointments – Ricardo Fortini as manufacturing manager, Glen Staddon as European business manager and Lee Jurgens as optimum brand manager.

Mr Fortini will oversee the production facility while Mr Staddon will support Disposables UK’s developing presence in the European market and Mr Jurgens is helping to drive UK business.

Commenting on its 2014 achievements, managing director David Burkill said: “The move to our present site a year ago was an important step and a key investment in the strategic development of the company.

“Our state of the art facilities – both production wise and customer-facing – mean that we are ideally placed to take our business to the next level. “We’re already reaping the benefits in terms of growth and our standing in the market. Our aim as we move forward across the coming year will be to build on that as well as opening up new markets in the UK and Europe.

He said: “We’ve also enjoyed some great successes over the last 12 months, including , winning Business of the Year at the 2013 Examiner Business Awards and achieving our internal goal of becoming 100% recyclable with zero waste going to landfill.

“We have a great team and the successes of the past year are testament to their hard work and commitment.”

 
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