Carlton Packaging, leading packaging provider to online retailers, has announced the signing of a new build 172,000sqft Bedfordshire distribution centre close to Bedford with excellent transport links throughout the UK.
“This is an exciting step forward for Carlton Packaging, and a vital development to ensure we continue to support online retailers throughout UK and Europe with smart products quickly from large stockholding” says Director, Marcus Magee.
Carlton Packaging design and supply smart sustainable packaging materials and processes for online retailers throughout UK and Europe. With facilities in the UK, France, Germany and Italy, this brand-new facility will become group head office and national distribution centre.
The business is focussed on leading development and implementation of sustainable packaging processes and materials and ensuring all activities contribute towards its corporate sustainable goals. With BREEAM Excellent certification, this new site is a further step in Carlton Packaging’s journey to become carbon neutral, where installation of 200kW of solar PV has been commissioned to provide renewable energy for the site, with 12 EV charging points.
The new facility will be home to Carlton Packaging’s industry leading SmartHub packaging design and development centre. Lucy Bosten, Marketing Manager says “We are making further significant investment in expanding our successful SmartHub facility within the new site with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities to ensure we continue to provide our clients with the most effective solutions possible. We look forward to welcoming online retailers and fulfilment providers throughout the UK & Europe to this facility, to work with our in-house experts, developing sustainable packaging solutions to support their operations”.
Over the past years Carlton Packaging have closely supported the online market growth with smart products and fast availability. “Its all about the most effective product in the right place at the right time” say the Directors who predict strong growth ahead. “We’re investing to stay ahead, to continue to support our clients’ growth with a reliable supply chain and unrivalled product availability even during the toughest of global supply conditions”. This growth will continue to bring job opportunities to the local area as the business looks to strengthen its workforce.
They add, “We’re delighted to be making this move forward and thank all our clients everywhere for their ongoing firm trust in us.”