Fife-headquartered packaging firm Pitreavie Group has announced plans for a £3.8 million corrugated box manufacturing facility.
The 57,000 sq ft site in Cumbernauld will create 35 jobs and expand the Glenrothes-based firm’s range of products.
The new facility, which opens in March, will have the capability to produce more than 30 million boxes per year.
The fast growing company, which was established a decade ago, has made several strategic acquisitions and last year announced plans to create an additional 40,000 sq ft of warehousing space and a packaging Centre of Excellence in Glenrothes.
Group managing director Stephen Heslop said the new manufacturing site was a major step in the evolution of the group as it continues to identify new markets and opportunities.
He said: “This is a pivotal moment for Pitreavie Group.
“We have had our teams working since October to get our new premises up and running. A major investment in new equipment will allow the business to step up a gear and provide an even greater level of service for our customers.
“Opening this new facility has allowed us to expand our workforce and we have plans to employ a further 35 people over the next three years.
“We genuinely believe we have one of the most knowledgeable, innovative and passionate teams in the industry which ensures that we can provide consistent quality to our clients.
“In the past year we have invested in our people and our businesses and we have seen them go from strength to strength – this new site further reinforces our position in the UK market as well as here in Scotland.”