Flexible packaging printer Terinex Flexibles and its parent company OGM Holdings Group have announced that building work has begun on a new £8million ‘once in a lifetime’ facility at a site near Derby, UK – a development that it’s claimed will significantly increase capacity of the factory and warehouse and accommodate expanding production and engineering teams.

The print business, which specialises in packaging for the food, petfood and medical sectors, rebranded from its previous name of QC Flexible Packaging in 2022. Its new 46,000sq ft site will house a new Comexi flexo press that Terinex is investing in, as well as being the location of OGM’s R&D department, which is moving from Oxford.

Advanced sustainable energy systems have been built into the plans for the new factory, including a regenerative thermal oxidiser (RTO), which efficiently recovers heat to the printing process for reuse, and solar PV panels fitted to the roof, for generating power to operate the factory. In addition, heat will be reclaimed from the compressors to send warm air to the curing room for the lamination process.

Paul Wightman, group managing director of the OGM Group, comments, ‘This investment will more than double the size of the Terinex Flexibles factory, enabling for new equipment, offices and warehouse space. We have already invested in a new Comexi F2 MB flexographic printing press, which will be delivered and commissioned later this year, and we are planning to add another press. In addition to offering greater production volumes, our food, petfood and medical packaging customers will benefit from increased R&D capabilities to support their packaging innovations.

‘The new factory will optimise all our processes. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for us to build a factory with the best environmental footprint that will allow industry leading productivity and quality. We hope to be ready to move in by the end of the year.’