Advanced Plastics to create 50 jobs with Hull factory expansion
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Hull fabrications firm Advanced Plastics is to expand its current factory in Bergen Way, creating 50 new jobs.
The firm, which manufactures plastic components and has worked with big names including Ideal Boilers and Jaguar Land Rover, said it had outgrown its current home in Sutton Fields Industrial Estate.
To grow its annual sales to £25m and above, Advanced Plastics submitted plans to build a new warehouse on its current site.
The move, which has been approved by Hull City Council, will create 50 new jobs at the growing business.
A planning document said: “Advanced Plastics Ltd began life in a small industrial unit at Sutton Fields Industrial Estate more than 20 years ago.
“Two decades on and the firm employs about 200 people, many from surrounding areas in north Hull such as Kingswood, Bransholme and Orchard Park.
“Since its foundation, the company has moved and expanded across Sutton Fields and has become a flagship firm on the estate after acquiring and renovated the former Greif/Van Leer factory.”
Advanced Plastics manufactures a diverse range of technical injection moulded products for blue chip customers across the UK and beyond.
The company currently operates out of a 4,327sq.m factory in the east Hull industrial estate.
The new warehouse will provide an additional 1,160sq.m of space for Advanced Plastics to continue its impressive growth.
“Since moving to the current site in 2012 the business has expanded steadily increasing annual revenue from £7.5m to £20m,” planning documents said.
“The factory premises are now approaching capacity, in order to continue business growth whilst maintaining their skilled local workforce the company wish to construct a new warehouse building on the current site in order to expand manufacturing operations within the main factory building.
“The additional capacity will enable the company to increase sales to in excess if £25M and create around 50 new jobs.”
Alongside the automotive and heating industries, Advanced Plastics also supplies products to sectors including construction, education, medical and defence.
The company said the new warehouse would create “the much-needed space to store finished products and to allow further expansion.”
“The warehouse will comprise one large area that is fully racked out for the storage of finished product prior to shipping to customers and also specialist tooling,” the plans said.