A packaging company which has secured a major contract with McDonalds to supply biodegradable paper straws instead of traditional plastic products, is to establish its main production base in the Caerphilly county borough.
Caerphilly county borough council has welcomed the news that Transcend Packaging is to move its operation into an industrial unit on Dyffryn Business Estate in Ystrad Mynach.
Cllr Dave Poole, Leader of the Council, said:
“I am delighted to confirm that Transcend Packaging have agreed a long term lease arrangement with the council to take over occupancy of the Ty Dyffryn site. This is fantastic news for the local economy and we look forward to the businesses going into full production in the near future.”
“Plastic pollution is high on the global agenda at the moment and we welcome the opportunity to work with a company with such green credentials who will bring new jobs and investment into the area.”
Cllr Sean Morgan, Deputy Leader of Council, added:
“This is yet another vote of confidence in the Caerphilly county borough and highlights the fact that we are an attractive place to do business thanks to our strategic location in the heart of the Cardiff capital city region.”
Lorenzo Angelucci, managing director of Transcend Packaging, said:
“We founded Transcend Packaging to help companies become more sustainable across a broad range of products from paper straws to folding cartons. Many members of our Transcend team have worked and live in Caerphilly and we plan on becoming an integral part of this community. I have been consistently impressed with this special part of South Wales which is full of passion, skills and resources, and appreciate the vision and support of the Council in making our move here possible.
We are proud to call the Caerphilly County Borough home and look forward to providing jobs and opportunity here for many years to come.”
Transcend Packaging was established in 2017 to provide sustainable packaging solutions to customers in the food service, food & beverage and health and beauty industries. The company has been in talks with the Welsh Government about a package of support for some months and Economy Secretary Ken Skates has now confirmed that Transcend Packaging is set to receive more than £500,000 over three years which will help create around 102 new jobs.
The Welsh Government support is on top of an £11m investment by the company who predicts it will grow its workforce from 20 employees to a target of more than 200 by the end of 2021.