Rigid is part of VPK Packaging Group, one of the fastest growing independent European manufacturers of recycled paper and corrugated packaging with an annual turnover of some €800 million. Together with the UK, it has a network of operating plants in Belgium, Holland, France, Germany, Poland and Romania. VPK Packaging Group NV is a PLC incorporated under Belgian law.
VPK’s forward-thinking strategy of continuous investment in its European businesses and its determination to continue growing ensures its ability to effectively, flexibly and competitively respond to customer demands.
Rigid continues to benefit from ongoing investment allowing it to meet the demands of the UK and Irish markets. In 2005, a brand new state-of-the-art manufacturing and logistics facility began operation in Selby, North Yorkshire. Serious consideration was given to regulations, legislation and environmental best practice in the development of this new site which is now recognised as one of the top five corrugated manufacturing plants in Europe. In 2013, a new converting facility was opened in Wellington (Somerset), and several new flexo converting lines were installed at Desborough and Selby. In 2015, the company completed the acquisition of ICS Europaks in Limerick, giving a true manufacturing presence in the Irish market for the first time. Rigid also installed a new BP Agnati 1.8m corrugator at its Wellington facility, making it a board plant (rather than sheet plant).
In addition, Rigid’s Desborough site was boosted with an ultra modern warehouse and logistics centre and in 2012, received significant investment on the BHS corrugator. Rigid is fully supported by VPK’s overall group strategy which aims to consistently raise the standards of service it provides to customers through total logistical packaging concepts, high quality printing and the development of new products.
VPK's website can be found here.
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