70 new jobs at Blackwood packaging firm

70 new jobs are to be created at a packaging factory in Blackwood. £18million of investment from Seda UK will safeguard 170 more jobs.

The company makes packaging for food, dairy and confectionary as well as other products.

Economy Minister Edwina Hart has welcomed the investment which is being supported with £5.4million business finance from the Welsh Government.

The company moved their operations to South Wales in 2004, employing 270 people at the former GE factory in Hewtin Park.

This project will consolidate the long term commitment the Seda Group has to the Wales operation, for the benefit of our employees, customers, suppliers and in particular the local community. Seda UK has a policy of sourcing locally wherever possible, and as a result, this latest expansion will create additional spin off benefits for the local economy.

– Lorenzo Angelucci, Managing Director of Seda UK

The Seda Group currently has 12 manufacturing plants (including one in North America) as well as worldwide distribution centres and offices, employing around 2,500.