Packaging company creates 250 jobs in Wrexham

The company is based in Dubai. Credit: Google Maps

Hotpack Packaging LLC, a Dubai based packaging company, is expanding its operation into Wrexham with the creation of more than 250 jobs.

The company has bought property and land at the Llay Industrial Estate in Wrexham with a view to creating 250 manufacturing and warehouse jobs on the site over the next 3 to 5years.

The Welsh Government, which has provided a loan of £1.5m through the Development Bank, says the firm had been looking for a suitable location to manufacture in Europe.

It is hoped Hotpack’s location in North Wales will bring £50m of inward investment to the region.

I am delighted that following a period of close working between Welsh Government and Hotpack Ltd, and £1.5m of support through the Development Bank, the company has made the decision to move to Wrexham.

With a business plan that expects to deliver 250 jobs over the next 3 years, I am confident that Hotpack’s move here will bring genuine benefits to the local economy and community, and I look forward to visiting when the new facility is up and running.

This is an example of exactly what can be achieved when businesses are given access to the right advice support.

– Ken Skates AM, Economy Secretary

From our very first visit to region, the people of Wales and in particular Wrexham, offered us an exceptional levels of support, both personally and commercially.

We were particularly impressed to by the assistance of Economy Secretary, Ken Skates and Rural Affairs Secretary, Lesley Griffiths, other local politicians and Wrexham Council. The Welsh Government’s business support team have worked closely with us throughout our fact finding visits. Having now completed on the site purchase, we have already commenced the site factory & development and we took forward to a long and mutually prosperous relationship with the people and businesses of Wales.

– Mr Abdul Jebbar, Hotpack Packaging Global Managing Director

Meanwhile life sciences company Ipsen is expanding its Wrexham operation with a £22m investment.