SAICA boosts Scottish investment

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PAPER, packaging and recycling specialist, the SAICA Group, has announced a spate of investments in Scotland.

This includes new and improved machinery in SAICA’s Pack and Paper divisions comprising of a one-of-a-kind ‘conversion’ machine that can return high-quality five colour cases in one pass.

Following the addition of inter-unit driers SAICA have the capability to manufacture cases including coated liners, full process printing and various varnishes.

SAICA Natur, the recycling arm of the group, has also seen significant investment at its Croy depot. The investment in a new paper sorting line has revitalised the paper processing facilities at the site and the upgrade means mixed paper collected by local authorities can be separated on the line at a rate of 15 tonnes per hour.

Additional investment has seen new on-site facilities at the depot and a new collection vehicle.

Ray Hogg, Sales and Commercial Director, SAICA Scotland, said, “We strive to offer an unrivalled service to our clients and we need to stay ahead of the game to make sure we have the latest market innovations.

“Our investments in our Scottish operations are helping us to produce even better packs at a faster and more efficient pace.”

Keith Verden-Anderson, Scotland Plant Director, SAICA UK, added, “This investment shows the confidence we have in our Croy site. The new line has allowed us to expand our team, and we are really pleased to have taken on four new people as a result of the investment.

“It is vital that paper mills are provided with the correct type of paper, and for councils to be able to efficiently sort recycled paper to meet their environmental targets.”