Haddenham company Faerch Plast - formerly Anson Packaging - opens new UK headquarters and design facility on Lancaster Way Business Park in Ely

PUBLISHED: 13:00 16 November 2017

Haddenham company Faerch Plast - formerly Anson Packaging - opens new UK headquarters and design facility on Lancaster Way Business Park in Ely. Left to right: business manager Phil Wright, site director Chris Plant, MP Lucy Frazer, and managing director Andrew Osborne-Smith.

Haddenham company Faerch Plast - formerly Anson Packaging - opens new UK headquarters and design facility on Lancaster Way Business Park in Ely. Left to right: business manager Phil Wright, site director Chris Plant, MP Lucy Frazer, and managing director Andrew Osborne-Smith.

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Haddenham company Faerch Plast (formerly Anson Packaging) has opened the doors of its new UK headquarters and design facility on Lancaster Way Business Park in Ely.

Hosted by the company’s managing director, the MP for South East Cambridgeshire, Lucy Frazer, joined East Cambridgeshire District Council’s economic development officers for a behind the scenes look at their new research and design facilities.

Faerch Plast specialises in packaging for the food industry and the investment follows expansion of its manufacturing facilities in Sutton during 2016. The company produces plastic packaging for fresh meat, ready meals and ‘food to go’.

Managing director Andrew Osborne-Smith said: “The opening was a fantastic opportunity to showcase our continued investment into the region and we valued the opportunity of discussing our current position and future developments.”

MP Lucy Frazer said: “On a guided tour of its facilities, I was fascinated to hear about Faerch Plast’s past and future expansion plans; welcome news for jobs and growth in our area and a vote of confidence in East Cambridgeshire’s vibrant economy.

“We discussed business drivers in the food supply chain industry and the challenges of Brexit. Thank you to Faerch Plast for hosting me.”

Councillor Steve Cheetham, service delivery champion for economic development at East Cambridgeshire District Council, said: “It is very encouraging to see businesses like Faerch Plast, who already have premises in the district, choose to grow within East Cambridgeshire. Enterprise East Cambridgeshire is highly focussed on increasing the region’s strong business reputation whilst making it a great place to live. Faerch Plast’s investment in their new headquarters is testament to that and I wish them all the very best for the future.”

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