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.

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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 on high-tech systems, sealing 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, said 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 in demand for packaging across the board, predominantly in the food flexible packaging market. 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 the site during August while the slitter is already in place.

He said it’s the norm to spread capital expenditure over some time but with the volume of new business Roberts Mart 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.

Innovations of Roberts Mart & Co

With a focus on sustainability, Leeds-based Roberts Mart & Co Ltd has introduced its ground-breaking stand-up foil pouch for top supermarkets in Europe. The award-winning company has been working on the development of the pouch for years and is now proud to offer it to its clients.

The pouch is made from a material that is 100% recyclable and can be reused multiple times. Additionally, it has no toxic chemicals or dyes present inside.

The benefits of the pouch do not stop there. It also reduces food waste as it keeps food fresher for longer because it is resistant to oxidation and moisture.

Not only does this mean that food will last longer, but it also means that less packaging will be needed overall. The Roberts Mart & Co Ltd stand-up pouch is set to revolutionise the way consumers store and consume food.

It is an innovative and sustainable solution that will help to reduce our reliance on single-use plastics.

Newest Investment
Roberts Mart and Co are all about printing in Yorkshire. The company, which is based in the heart of the county, has been providing high-quality printing services for over a century. Now, it has taken a major step forward by investing in a state-of-the-art 10-colour Allstein printing press.

This cutting-edge equipment will enable Roberts Mart and Co to print faster and more accurately than ever before, and to produce printed products that are of an even higher quality than its already excellent standard.

The purchase of the press is a clear indication of the company’s commitment to being at the forefront of its industry, and its dedication to providing its customers with the very best possible service. With this latest investment, Roberts Mart and Co are poised to continue its tradition of excellence for many years to come.

Recognition and Success
Roberts Mart celebrates another successful year with a special recognition award. The family-run business has shown fantastic growth since moving to its modern Leeds facility in 2004, with an 11% average turnover increase each year.

Despite difficulties faced by many manufacturers during 2020, Roberts Mart is remaining confident about continued success. The team attributes the success to their innovative state-of-the-art facility, Leeds location, and passionate family members running the business.

Each year the Roberts Mart team looks forward to celebrating another successful period of growth and this award is a lovely way to start 2020 off on a high. We would like to thank our customers, suppliers, and everyone who has contributed to our journey so far. Here’s to another great year!

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