Belgrade Polymer Products is stepping up production of its plastic pail liners in 2018 following a rise in orders from a long-standing European customer.
The Wellingborough-based thermoforming specialist says Brexit and the weaker pound is helping to grow its export business and open up new sales opportunities, particularly for their added-value concept. Broad sectors supplied range from water treatment, building products, plumbing and heating to telecommunications, automotive, packaging and chemicals.
Sales of the liners are set to rise further this year. The polypropylene (PP) and LDPE pail liners are used to protect a variety of goods, from chemicals and cosmetics, to food and pharmaceutical products.
According to Belgrade’s General Manager Patrick Burke, their customer has indicated that they are seeking to consolidate their purchases through one source, and will be placing orders for 30,000-plus liners per month.
“As a consequence, we have agreed to support them in their home markets across the continent, so they are now our official distributor in mainland Europe,” he continued
Belgrade has developed two new bespoke liner variants for their customer and is planning further investment in plant and personnel to keep up with demand and increase its production flexibility.
Burke: “We pride ourselves on providing a customised service and maintaining the highest product specifications tailored to our customers’ specific requirements. So far, we’ve had a very busy start to 2018. Brexit may be stalling, but trade isn’t!”