Newly merged Mercury Packaging & CPS Flexible appoint group engineering manager

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Carl Woodrich

Following their merger earlier this year in March, flexible packaging manufacturers Mercury Packaging and CPS Flexible have now appointed Carl Woolrich as the new group engineering manager, responsible for optimising production efficiencies and developing new technical capabilities across both the Leicester and Nottinghamshire sites.

Carl's is the first key appointment since the two businesses were merged, creating a flexible packaging company with combined turnover of some £16million and a forecast growth of 25% over a three-year period. The newly-formed BRC (British Retail Consortium) accredited business operates under holding company, Quicksilver, but has retained the Mercury Packaging and CPS Flexible brand names. It primarily targets the food, publishing, retail and security markets.

The merged company offers high performance production equipment, including six extruders, three print presses and a range of converting machines, as well as lamination and in-house design capabilities.

In his most recent role, Carl was maintenance and health and safety manager at Simtom Food Products. Other key roles include Maintenance Manager at AB Produce and Mechanical Engineer at F&J Williams Engineering.

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