British manufacturer Sandon Global opens new multi-million pound factory in Cheshire

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British manufacturer Sandon Global has officially opened its new multi-million pound factory in Runcorn, Cheshire.

The award winning firm manufactures anilox rolls and cylinders which are used in the global print industry and exported to almost 70 countries worldwide.

The Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, Steve Rotheram, officially opened the new manufacturing and office premises last Wednesday (January 18th, 2023).

Funded in part with a £2 million grant from the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, the plant is a precision engineering facility producing laser engraved anilox equipment for the international printing industry.

Established in 2004, Sandon Global has been at the forefront of its industry due to continuous investment in research and development, including Knowledge Transfer Partnerships with Liverpool John Moores University and the University of Manchester.

Employing 82 employees from the region and supplying almost 70 countries worldwide, the company is going from strength to strength.

John Millington, Sandon Global CEO, said: “Thanks to the commitment of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority Strategic Investment Fund, we continue to be a leading player in the global print industry and this new state-of-the-art production and office facility enables us to expand our capacity and bring the world to Runcorn to see what true print innovation looks like today.

“The 14,500 m2 site houses our world-leading coating development, laser engraving facilities and single colour Allstein print unit for internal testing, all of which unlock our unique precision anilox engineering capabilities. Alongside this, we have a suite of stylish offices and meeting rooms that reflect our principles of advanced technology, high specification and commitment to quality. With our new headquarters now formally opened, Sandon Global is ready to show the world how our products set the standard for anilox performance.”

Steve Rotheram, Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, added: “Being a member of the Liverpool City Region means that local businesses in Halton can access funding and growth opportunities that previously might have seemed out of reach. Our area is already home to an abundance of innovative entrepreneurs and local business leaders who possess the skills and ambition to take their company to the next level – but might need a helping hand to make it a reality – and that’s where we can help.

“We’re investing in the future of companies, like Sandon Global, who are leading the way in their industries and inventing new and better ways of doing things. Our funding is helping to transform businesses for the better, but we know the impact of our investments mean more than that. It means secure, well-paid jobs and training opportunities for local people living in a strong, prosperous economy. It was wonderful to meet some of the staff at Sandon Global who’ll benefit from this investment; I can’t wait to see where this new chapter takes them.”

Photo credits: Sandon Global

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