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Sarpak expands into Baglan Energy Park

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Maesteg based Sarpak Limited has acquired a 54,500 sq ft modern production facility at Port Talbot in a continued expansion of its polythene film extrusion and converting business.

The company, a local business founded in 2002, has acquired the long leasehold interest of the former Remploy facility at Helios Drive, Baglan Energy Park, Port Talbot. Sarpak, was located at Heol Ty Gwyn Industrial Estate, Maesteg and Kenfig Industrial Estate, Port Talbot, extruding a wide range of polyethelene films for use in a number of different markets including food, pharmaceuticals, mail order and industrial sectors.

Cushman & Wakefield acted on behalf of Sarpak Limited with DLP Surveyors acting on behalf of the vendor, The Disabled People’s Employment Corporation GB Limited.

Robert Ladd, director in Cushman & Wakefield’s industrial agency team in Cardiff, commented: “The property provided our client with the opportunity to acquire a modern production facility originally developed as part of the Welsh Investment Partnership programme. The acquisition will enable our client to merge both their Maesteg and Kenfig branches into a larger, well located facility. In addition they will be able to take advantage of the operational benefits that being located at Baglan Energy Park provides.”

Michael Bruce of DLP Surveyors added: “Having most recently been occupied by Remploy Limited as a furniture production plant, we had during our marketing received a number of expressions of interest in this property from various parties. We were particularly pleased however that we were able to agree terms with a local Welsh manufacturer who have acquired this modern property as part of their continued expansion plans.”

The new site was acquired after securing a £1.3 million commercial mortgage from HSBC and has led to the creation of five new jobs in Port Talbot.

Warren Lewis, HSBC’s Head of Corporate Banking in Wales, commented: “We have a strong understanding of Sarpak’s growth strategy having worked with them for a number of years, so we were able to deliver a tailored finance package which allowed for the acquisition of a new manufacturing space. The package will enable Sarpak to realise its short-term ambitions of a larger and more suitable production facility, as well as boosting the local economy through the creation of five new jobs.”