inspirepac expands into purpose-built
100,250 Sq.Ft facility at Markham Vale

A national provider of specialist and innovative corrugated packaging solutions has acquired a brand new facility at Derbyshire County Council’s flagship regeneration site, Markham Vale, in Chesterfield.

Prints ahead: Leader of Derbyshire County Council and Cabinet Member for Strategic Policy, Economic Development and Budget, Councillor Anne Western with CEO Chris Marples and Ben Ward from Henry Boot Developments beside a state-of-the-art digital printer now housed at the company’s Markham Vale premises.

inspirepac, part of the Smurfit Kappa Group, has agreed a 20 year lease on the 100,250 sq.ft unit, located on the Markham Vale West site, making it the company’s sixth facility in the UK.

The company has now made a long term commitment to Markham Vale, a joint partnership between Henry Boot Developments and Derbyshire County Council, and is welcomed to the site, joining existing occupiers including Andrew Page, Gould Alloys, Great Bear, Meter Provida, Ready Egg along with a host of other big names.

The high quality, bespoke unit completed development in June 2015 and has been designed to inspirepac’s detailed specification, to ensure it delivers an efficient manufacturing process. The factory has also been future proofed for further investment in coming years. The factory also includes a 6,000 pallets space warehouse to service its national customer base.

Chris Marples, CEO of inspirepac said:

“We’re really pleased with the recent deal. Despite tight timescales and the scale of this project, Henry Boot Developments have helped us deliver an environmentally friendly and energy efficient building that suits the needs of our business perfectly. The process was seamless, and the result – a first class job. We’d recommend Henry Boot Developments to anyone looking to bring business into the area.”

Ben Ward from Henry Boot Developments commented:

“inspirepac is the latest business to join our Markham Vale site and we’re delighted to welcome them on board. This deal was a particularly positive one for both parties as it involved building a very specific and purpose built site to support an expanding successful business. The past 12 months have been remarkable, with seven major deals taking place, and we are sure interest will continue to follow as a result of the recent activity.”

The Group specialising in protective packaging, Retail Ready Packaging and Point of Sale displays for delivery throughout the UK. Designs are created collaboratively, tailored to suit customer products and production processes.

inspirepac has a diverse client base and has become a market leader in specialist packaging solutions for national and international clients. The company now has multiple sites across the UK, and with continuous investment in modern and advanced technology, inspirepac offers flexibility, outstanding quality, excellent customer service and cost-effective corrugated solutions.

Leader of Derbyshire County Council and Cabinet Member for Strategic Policy, Economic Development and Budget, Councillor Anne Western said: “We’re pleased to welcome inspirepac to Markham Vale and the extra jobs they will bring to the area.

“We’ve already generated around 730 new full-time jobs on-site and inspirepac will provide a further boost to employment locally.”

She added:

“It’s a busy time for Markham Vale with more businesses being attracted to the site and the excellent transport links it has to offer.

“Work to develop the Markham Vale North section of the site is progressing well and our Environment Centre expansion is complete offering more opportunities for smaller businesses to move to Markham.”

Markham Vale offers a diverse range of industrial, warehouse and office accommodation ranging from 3,000 sq ft units to over 1 million sq ft. Buildings are available on freehold or leasehold terms, to suit occupier requirements.