£250,000 upgrade at Nelson factory

Andrew Stephenson MP unveils a plaque at Excelsior Technologies in Nelson. (S)
Andrew Stephenson MP unveils a plaque at Excelsior Technologies in Nelson. (S)

A packaging company with a Pendle plant is shaping its own future after £250,000 of factory improvements.

Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson unveiled a plaque at the reopening of the Excelsior Technologies site and a tree was planted by Wayne Bowser, chairman of the company’s investment fund Enact.

Excelsior, which employs 61 staff at its Nelson site in Churchill Way, extrudes cast polypropylene film and manufactures pouches, with 50% of the flexible packaging manufactured by the business being exported to the United States.

Production Manager Paul Jones said the investment to upgrade machinery at the site will improve both the quality of the product and the quantity that can be produced.