YPS off to a strong start in new home

Glyn, David and Rachel Johnson

YORKSHIRE Packaging Systems’ (YPS) new HQ in Brighouse, West Yorkshire, is now fully operational, with the firm reporting a ‘triumphant’ first month at the new base.  

Packaging Scotland reported earlier this year that the company was relocating to much larger 30,000 sq ft premises, which will allow YPS to significantly increase stockholding.

The business said orders for flexible firms have been coming in ‘thick and fast’ in recent weeks, with the firm shipping out as many as 100 pallets of shrink and stretch wrap per day. 

The double-level showroom has allowed for more machines to be showcased and ‘multiple’ customers have already benefited from socially-distanced machinery trials in the open-plan setting. The extra space means YPS can also expand its in-house customer service team and is currently recruiting for two new sales order processing colleagues. 

The company’s rebrand was unveiled alongside the move, including a ‘futuristic, technological corporate font’, a shade of ‘Yorkshire Slate’ to convey stability and reliability, and a ‘striking’ icon which alludes to a protective packaging layer. MD Glyn Johnson said, “This move is the realisation of many years hard work and planning for our family firm and I still pinch myself daily when I pull up at the gates of our new home!

“We’ve got our eyes firmly set on further growth and success and the new premises will hopefully facilitate this, allowing us to cater to more customers with shorter turnarounds on machine and film products.”