One of north Cumbria's largest employers has announced an investment of £20 million for an extension to their Wigton based plant.
Innovia Films, which is part of the Innovia Group, is using the money to expand their capacity for BOPP films and a ‘state-of-the-art’ gas turbine.
The gas turbine is expected to improve the company's energy efficiency, and will reduce the carbon footprint at the Wigton site by 20%.
Mr David Beeby, who is the CEO of Innovia Group, said:
“This is very exciting news and another step forward in developing our company and supports our ongoing commitment to customer service, innovation and growth.”
Work will begin immediately and the new capacity is due to be fully commissioned by 2015.