After another successful year Kite Packaging is expanding its presence into the North East

Interior designers using digital tablet seen through glass

The employee-owned packaging company has announced plans to extend its network of regional distribution centres to service the North East of the UK, an expansion on their existing presence in the Midlands, North, Thames Valley, South Wales, South Coast and South East.

 The company’s existing regional distribution infrastructure and in-house specialist teams will work alongside the local team of experts in the North East to offer practical and cost-saving solutions to local businesses for their packaging.

The expertise they offer includes corrugated re-design, a specialist Automotive & Aerospace design team, in-the-box solutions, load stability/stretch film solutions and compliance with the Packaging Regulations, providing customers with a packaging company that can offer them a comprehensive service & solutions capability.

This comes after a successful year for the employee-owned packaging group, in which they released two industry white papers:

  • focused on load retention
  • and most recently on plastic packaging and a sustainable future ‘There is no planet B’.

The two pieces really demonstrate the expertise that comes from within this highly regarded packaging company. 2018 also saw the launch of Kite’s mobile packaging test facility, the first of its kind in this industry. The truck enables Kite to develop solutions on-site at the customer.

It is a fully-equipped mobile testing and demonstration facility in which Kite’s packaging technologists can develop bespoke packaging solutions, carry out stretch film audits for load stability and optimise pack design through QVE/VAVE.

Kite’s new North East RDC based in Washington will be staffed by a highly experienced team from the industry with plans to expand the team further in the near future.


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