Posted on Thursday 28 May 2015 by Ulster Business

Greiner packaging creates 40 jobs

Jarek Zasadzinski shows HRH the Duke of Gloucester, who recently visited Greiner Packaging, the new Quality Street box it produces for Nestle

A Dungannon packaging company is creating 40 new jobs as part of a plan to double its manufacturing capacity and invest £1m in new technology.

Austrian-owned Greiner Packaging is hiring for a range of skilled positions to add to its 250 staff including machine operators and support staff, according to chief executive Jarek Zasadzinski.

It makes plastic packaging for food manufacturers such as yoghurt pots, butter tubs etc and counts some of the world’s biggest food processors, such as Yeo Valley and Glanbia, as clients.

“We plan to double in size in the next three to four years by investing in new technology,” Mr Zasadzinski said. “It’s a big commitment to the site here in Dungannon and is testament to the skill and expertise of our people.”

Greiner is no stranger to investment in new products having successfully developed the new plastic Quality Street box for Nestle.

The new investment will allow it to expand further to produce plastic jars for honey, jam, peanut butter etc which would have traditionally used glass.

It has also developed K3, a joint plastic/cardboard product which can be used for the likes of coffee cups, made from recycled materials which can themselves be recycled by separating the two materials after use.

Mr Zasadzinski said the new posts will pay above average wages and will help support “further massive expansion” for the company.

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