A Bristol company that manufactures packaging for some of the world’s largest drink brands is relocating to the north of the city after more than a century at the same site. Graphic Packaging International, which is headquartered in Atlanta in the US and operates globally, is moving from Filwood Road in Fishponds to a vast logistics building in Yate, it has announced.
According to the firm, the relocation later this year will allow it to retain its current workforce and make a "significant investment" in new plant and machinery, as well as creating around 90 new jobs.
The company has agreed a deal with logistics real estate firm Mileway for a newly refurbished 255,686 sq ft distribution warehouse - called Titan - on Armstrong Way.
Property consultants Alder King and commercial real estate agency DTRE advised Mileway on the letting, while Savills Bristol acted for Graphic Packaging.
Martin Sheppard, general manager, Europe and MENA for beverage packaging at Graphic Packaging, said: “We have a long and successful history of operating in Bristol which we were determined to continue. We are therefore delighted to have secured such an excellent new facility which will provide an enhanced and conveniently located working environment for our staff."
Mileway completed an extensive refurbishment of Titan last year to provide 255,686 sq ft of warehouse and office space with 11 level access doors; 28 dock level doors; 10.7m eaves height; a large secure yard with 360 secure HGV circulation; and a separate car park.
Chris Watkins, senior asset manager at Mileway, said: “Our refurbishment of this strategically located asset on Great Western Business Park has delivered a prime logistics building into a market experiencing robust demand. We are delighted that Titan will help facilitate Graphic Packaging’s continued growth in Bristol.”
Andrew Ridler, head of industrial and logistics agency at Alder King, added: “Demand for this prime logistics building was strong from a variety of occupiers due to its size and proximity to the motorway network. It’s fantastic news to have secured the letting to Graphic Packaging, facilitating the expansion of one of Bristol’s longest-established manufacturing businesses, and in addition is great news for Yate.”
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