Manufacturing

Green light for Kite Packaging’s new £50m HQ and distribution centre in Coventry

Monday 23 August 2021, 12:28 PM

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Plans submitted by Kite Packaging to build a new £50 million headquarters in Warwickshire have been approved.

Since being founded in 2001, Kite Packaging has quickly become one of the largest packing suppliers in the UK, with seven Regional Distribution Centres that fully integrate into their national and international supply chain.

Demonstrating Kite’s leadership and commitment to the packaging industry and the local economy, the employee-owned firm’s new site will be unlike anything occupied by a packaging company previously.

The Prospero Ansty Park facility, situated among prominent industry forerunners including Sainsbury’s, Meggitt and Rolls-Royce, will house several of the business’ operations, including,  central administration, compliance, B2B platform operation and a National Distribution Centre.

Spanning over 300,000 sq.ft of logistics and a 26,000 sq.ft. Head Office building, it is likely to be one of the largest buildings to be built in Coventry in the next year, highlighting the record-breaking growth Kite has experienced over the last couple of years.

The move has been prompted by the urgency for more space in order to fulfil the accelerating demand for packaging products. The new location will boast state-of-the-art logistics to address this surge, drastically increasing the efficiency of the firm’s operations. Kite runs several training academies, graduate and apprenticeships programmes, all of which will be based at the new facility.

Gavin Ashe, Kite Packaging’s Managing Partner, said:

“As an employee-owned business, our greatest asset is our people, so having an amazing new home where we can continue to grow at the same time as having the space to learn and be creative is just fantastic.”

The site is planned to meet the very highest of standard both for the team’s welfare and from an environmental standpoint. The aim is for the site to use the very latest technology to ensure that it produces and stores all its own electricity as well as harvesting its own rainwater.

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