CBS Packaging Group to expand UK operations following £1.75 million new funding

Chesterfield-based West Bromwich-based CBS Packaging Group, one of the UK’s leading designers and manufacturers of corrugated cardboard packaging, is set to purchase a new site in Benfleet, Essex, following £1.75 million in funding from Santander Corporate & Commercial. The move comes as the firm caters for record demand from its client base.

CBS Packaging Group is a family business, founded in 1996 by brothers Jitha, Jan, Jagdishan, Mantir and Jurloden Singh. It’s one of the few independent manufacturers in the UK which has its own paper supply, fully functioning corrugating machines as well as design teams.

Over the past 20 years, the firm has grown to become one of the largest companies in its sector, with a turnover of £27 million for the most recent financial year. The business acquired Connect Packaging in 2013 and has since invested in state-of-the-art digital printing technology which has revolutionised its production process and opened up new markets in the POS (point of sale) sector.

The £1.75 million funding from Santander Corporate & Commercial will be used to acquire the freehold premise in Essex, which will significantly expand production, as well as help the firm to increase the number of sales and customer service staff. Overall, the firm now employs some 225 people across the UK.

Jitha Singh, Managing Director, CBS Packaging Group said: “We are delighted to have acquired this new site in Essex. These are exciting times for Connect Packaging. We have already invested in new digital technology, a four colour servo driven quick set case maker and a five colour rotary servo die cutter in the past year.”

“This site purchase will enable us to increase capacity, further maximise efficiencies and give us head room to continue to grow the business at the rate seen in recent years.”

Sukhjeeven Nat, Area Director, Santander Corporate & Commercial, said: “We are very pleased to have been able to support Jitha and his team with this latest acquisition. CBS Packaging Group is a rapidly growing business which has developed into one of the leading companies in its market, and the firm is now clearly investing for growth.”

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