HSBC unboxes packaging company expansion

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Chesterfield based packaging company Robinson is planning to expand in the UK and overseas with the help of a funding package from HSBC.

An eight figure funding package from the bank will allow Robinson to invest in the latest manufacturing plant and machinery and to help stay at the forefront of packaging innovation. The ambitious growth plans are part of its wider strategy to build on its reputation and expand its market share in the UK and overseas.

The business has been designing and manufacturing packaging for over 175 years across multiple sectors including food, drink, toiletries, cosmetics and household products. Robinson, which pioneered the classic Smarties tubes in 1956.

Guy Robinson, finance director ag/m2 nd company secretary at Robinson plc, said: ‘We are very proud of our history here at Robinson, we have been a market leader in packaging for many years. However, to remain a market leader we have to look to the future and this requires significant investment in the latest technology. HSBC’s financial backing helps us cement our long term position as a leading plastic packaging designer and manufacturer.’

Guy Rothery, HSBC’s relationship director for West and South Yorkshire, said: ‘We are delighted to support this historic business with its future development plans both at home and abroad. Robinson has designed and manufactured some of the most recognisable packaging products for over a century. We look forward to a long and mutually rewarding relationship.’

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