Local packaging specialists sign off on five-figure expansion project

Managing Director of Gainsborough Industrial Controls (GIC), Andrew Beal, has recently celebrated 21 years of service by finalising a five-figure expansion project which will see the building of a new mezzanine floor within the GIC factory.

GIC are a Gainsborough based designer and manufacturer of vertical form fill and seal (VFFS) packaging machine solutions.

The new mezzanine floor which will home GIC’s electrical engineers, will add 100 square metres to the company’s production area, and is being built in result of a 60% increased demand for GIC’s VFFS machines.

Managing Director, Andy said: “It seems like only yesterday that I first started work at GIC.

“Time really does fly, and I am incredibly proud of what the team has achieved in the last 21 years.

“The business has grown significantly and this year is looking like it will be our best ever 12 months.”

“Despite the pandemic, we’ve seen enquiries and orders increase, and this has meant we’ve had to increase the size of our factory and take on a new apprentice.

“So much has changed in the packaging industry since 1999. The machines we are manufacturing are so much more sophisticated than the ones we supplied in the late nineties.

“Environmental concerns have led us to develop machines that use less and thinner film, consume less electricity but work more quickly and efficiently than their predecessors.

“GIC’s focus on developing the best possible machines and backing those machines up with excellent customer service and ongoing support has not changed though. That is one thing that has remained constant over the years.”

GIC’s machines integrate seamlessly with upstream equipment such as check-weighers, multi-head weighers, cup fillers and counters, with the company offering efficient and cost-effective after sales to all of its customers in fresh and frozen produce, cereals, snacks, confectionery, pasta, powders and pulses, industrial hardware and liquids.

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