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Major investment for Kite Packaging

08 June 2021

Kite Packaging’s new 300,900 square foot site is to be built at Prospero Ansty Park in Coventry.

Demonstrating Kite’s leadership and commitment to the packaging industry and the local economy, the employee-owned business has announced planning for its new building. It is planned to be unlike anything occupied by any packaging company previously, says the firm. Since founding in 2001, Kite Packaging has quickly become one of the largest packing suppliers in the UK, with seven Regional Distribution Centres that fully integrate into their national and international supply chain.

The new site at Prospero Antsy Park is also home to Sainsbury’s, Meggitt and Rolls-Royce. The base will contain the business’s Central Administration, online B2B platform operation, Compliance Division, Midland RDC, National Distribution Centre and largescale logistics organisation. Spanning over 300,000 sq ft of logistics and a 26,000 sq ft Head Office building, it is likely to be one of the largest buildings to be built in Coventry in the next year, highlighting the record-breaking growth Kite has experienced over the last couple of years.

Urgent demand

The move has been prompted by the urgency for more space in order to fulfil the accelerating demand for packaging products. The new location will boast state-of-the-art logistics to address this surge, drastically increasing the efficiency of their operation and enabling a greater capacity for more custom. The amplified logistics operation will create many new high-quality jobs, supporting Coventry’s aspiration to close the gap between the local unemployment rate and the national average. This development will connect local people to exciting opportunities within a rapidly growing business at a high quality, modern workplace. Kite runs several training academies as well as an annual graduate program and apprenticeships all of which will be based out of the new facility.

The investment into the new site will remove any limitations currently placed on the potential of Kite Packaging, empowering the company to continue their impressive pattern of exponential growth. At a time when many industries are suffering, Kite’s evolution sparks hope and positivity for both local people and the economy as a whole. The site is planned to meet the very highest of standard both for the team’s welfare and from an environmental standpoint. The aim is for the site to use the very latest technology to ensure that it produces and stores all its own electricity as well as harvesting it own rainwater.

Kite Packaging managing partner, Gavin Ashe says: “As an employee-owned business, our greatest asset is our people, so having an amazing new home where we can continue to grow at the same time as having the space to learn and be creative is just fantastic.”

For more information, visit www.kitepackaging.co.uk