International packaging firm to create jobs with move to Peterborough

Saica Pack has just opened a new maintenance hub in Peterborough's King Street Industrial Estate.

The centre will provide vital engineering maintenance and repair services for the company’s customers and depots across the UK.

The number of staff at the new facility has not been specified by the company, which is headquartered in Spain with centres in nine countries including the UK and with a workforce of 10,000 people.

The new centre will have its own dedicated engineering team and has been set up to improve the efficiency of Saica’s customer callouts.

Jane Gorham, Saica’s Fresh Pack Manager for UK & Ireland, said: “Saica is always looking for innovative ways to streamline its service, so we are delighted to open our new Fresh Pack Maintenance Facility.”

“The centre means we can offer an increasingly flexible service to existing and prospective clients.

She said: “It ticks all the right boxes and is another step forward towards our goal of offering a completely integrated business solution.”

Saica Group’s Fresh Pack products are used for packaging fresh fruits and vegetables and its corrugated cardboard boxes can withstand extreme climate and transport conditions.

In addition, Saica supplies machines to its client’s customers, allowing businesses to independently build their own corrugated fresh produce boxes.

Ms Gorham added: “In addition to attending to machine maintenance, Saica’s Fresh Pack Service Engineering team will make regular site visits to service equipment and carry out preventative maintenance.

“This will ensure invaluable production time is not lost.

“Saica is demonstrating its ongoing commitment to the fresh produce market sector and continued growth in the UK and Ireland.”

The firm is the latest in a line of companies moving into Peterborough.

Source: Peterborough Telegraph