Mercury reports sales increase

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A KIRKBY packaging firm has reported a 15 per cent increase in sales over the past 12 months following a surge in demand.

Bosses at Mercury Packaging say the positive results are due to an increasing demand for high quality flexible packaging from the security, food, retail and publishing markets.

The sales boost also follows a significant restructure of the commecrial and production operations and the purchase of food bag manufacturer Certiforms by the Lowmoor Business Park-based company

Tony Stanger, managing director at Mercury Packaging said: “Despite rising material prices and ever tightening margins, we have managed healthy growth over the past 12 months.

“Renewed focus and vigour from a strengthened senior management team has also helped ensure a pleasing sales pipeline for 2011.

“The security packaging sector in particular is looking promising for this year.

“The sales increase can in part be attributed to the Certiforms acquisition which has added a new market to our portfolio, but we have also continued to invest in best of breed equipment for added capacity, and the press has started to earn its keep,” he continues.

Mercury was established in 1999 and currently employs more than 50 people at its state-of-the-art production facility.

The company is one of Europe’s leading suppliers of plain, printed and converted flexible packaging products to a wide range of markets including retail, magazine publishing, security, fulfilment and food.