Polystar Plastics bolster production capacity with £5m factory extension

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Polythene manufacturer, Polystar Plastics has invested £5m in its Southampton premises to bolster production to 40,000 tonnes of polythene per year.

Two new factories/extrusion halls have been added and will eventually house a number of brand new CO-EX machines, according to Polystar Plastics. Each CO-EX machine will feature a fully automated profile control system and full BRC and ISO 9001 certification.

Suchin Talwar, commercial director at Polystar Plastics said, “Although we’re well known in industrial & agricultural sectors, this new phase in our expansion allows us to move into other sectors like the food, beverage and pharmaceutical markets. Our absolute belief in what we are doing and the resulting growth of the company is something for the UK manufacturing industry to be proud of – especially considering the uncertainty that’s been caused by the Brexit vote.”

The investment will creates 30-40 jobs and adds 2,000m2 of factory and office space.

Polystar Plastics was formed in 1993 by directors Sue and Jai Talwar, is now spearheaded by siblings Suchin and Rebecca Talwar. The company presently employs 120 members of staff and aims to double in size over the next 5 years.