Roberts Mart

Roberts Mart and Co Buys New Equipment Worth £2m

Roberts Mart & Co is a leading supplier in the UK for all types of printed flexible packaging to several industries including home textiles, chilled and frozen food, as well as tissue paper manufacturers.

The company is known for printing high quality packaging from its Leeds based print and film converting facilities, which are complemented by its exceptional customer and technical support. Recently, the company has invested a whopping £2m in new equipment, thus creating 16 jobs.

The company’s production facilities at Aire Valley in Leeds have got a boost by its acquisition of printing technology, ideal for the flexible packaging industry.

It’s interesting to note that in the last five years alone, Roberts Mart & Co has spent more than £6m in high-tech systems, machinery and processes. With 170 people employed across both its Leeds sites, the company has plans for further investments in the future.

From its humble origin as a paper merchant in 1852 (established by William Roberts), the company has grown by leaps and bounds. It traces its roots back to the reign of Queen Victoria.

Since then, the company has strengthened its position to emerge as a manufacturer of pioneering, cost-effective and dependable packaging solutions.

These days, the company is run by Ben and William Roberts – the 6th generation of the Roberts family.

Why Roberts Mart & Co Made This Investment?

Ben Roberts, the company’s Sales Director, told that 2015 has been a busy year for Roberts Mart & Co. Driven by a robust order book, along with several new orders coming through the pipeline, the company decided to make this significant investment in new equipment.

He added that the company is experiencing growth of demand for flexible packaging across the board, predominantly in the domain of food. He was upbeat about the newer opportunities in the field of confectionery and snacks.

Ben Roberts said that the company’s printing press and laminator would arrive at site during August while the slitter is already in place.

He said it’s the norm to spread capital expenditure over a period of time but with the volume of new business Roberts Mart’s has been winning, they decided to invest this huge sum – all at one go.

With its latest increase in capital expenditure, Roberts Mart & Co’s overall investment over the last 10 years crosses £17.5m. To read more about Roberts Mart’s products, you can take a tour of site.

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