RIGID Containers

With over a 100 years of history in the corrugated cardboard manufacturing industry RIGID containers is able to provide cost-effective packaging solutions to an array of customers in virtually all sectors.

In January 2013 the company, which is owned by the Belgian based VPK Packaging Group, purchased a 140,000sqft facility in Wellington Somerset. The location was targetted and strategic, enabling the company to gain a foothold in the South West and provide true just-in-time solutions to new customers base within the Region.

As Site Director, Paul Barber explained “our ‘Stock and Serve’ support for customers depends on a location with first class access for our lorries to the UKs motorway network. Being so near to Junction 26 of the M5 gives us the opportunity to access all parts of the West easily”.

Paul continued “we also chose Wellington because of the support provided by Taunton Deane Borough Council. The Council worked closely with us to identify the right property then find solutions to affordability issues, including a generous grant to assist our recruitment”.

An expanding customer base, a growing workforce and increased profitability prove that Somerset really was a good strategic decision for RIGID.

RIGID containers

For more information about the Taunton Deane offer please contact David Evans at d.evans@tauntondeane.gov.uk - tel: 01823 356489 (Please refer to into Somerset when making contact)