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Investment in new manufacturing line for Leyland site

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Investment in new manufacturing line for Leyland site

Accrol Group Holdings plc, the AIM listed leading independent tissue converter, today announces that it has invested €4.5 million in a new tissue converting machine for its recently opened facility in Leyland, Lancashire.

The new machine features the latest technology and will be used in the conversion of a variety of tissue grades, and will have a capacity of 15,000 tonnes or c. £20m sales per annum. Installation and commissioning will be towards the end of FY18.

Accrol opened its 168,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Leyland in April 2017. It has two converting lines installed and operational, with space for a further four converting lines.

Commenting on the investment, Steve Crossley, Accrol’s CEO said:

“The new converting line will add further production capacity at our Leyland facility and will convert a wide range of product types, particularly at the premium end of the market.

“This investment is in line with our growth plans for the business and will ensure that we have the capacity to service, and benefit from, increasing demand from both Major Multiples and the Discount sector.”

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Andrew Mann
After 34 years working in numerous operational and communications disciplines for three FTSE companies (Yorkshire Electricity; Meggitt and BAE Systems), at over a dozen locations, on 24 November 2016, I became the inaugural editor of Business Lancashire. Business Lancashire is a good news, Lancashire focused, business website and daily newsletter. It is a partnership between The Samuel James Group and the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce. Over the years, I have written hundreds of press releases, features for trade magazines, copy for websites and brochures, edited in-house magazines and newsletters, as well as presenting a radio programme on Chorley FM. This experience has given me the ideal background for editing Business Lancashire.