Corrugated cardboard manufacturer Rigid Containers moved to Wellington in 2013 – Site Director Paul Barber from Rigid explains the reasons behind the choice of location:
“Our company dates back over 100 years and we provide cost-effective packaging solutions to an array of customers in virtually all sectors. In January 2013 we purchased a 140,000 sqft facility in Wellington, Somerset. The choice of this location was targeted and strategic, and enabled us to gain a foothold in the South West and provide true ‘just-in-time solutions’ to new customers based in the region.

Our ‘Stock and Serve’ support for customers means we needed a location with first class access for our lorries to the UKs motorway network. Being so close to Junction 26 of the M5 gives us the opportunity to access all parts of the West easily. We also chose Wellington because of the support provided by Taunton Deane Borough Council. They worked closely with us to identify the right property then found solutions to affordability issues, including a generous grant to assist with recruitment.