The Printed Cup Company currently manufacture paper cups from their factory in China and have been doing so since 2007. Recently, they have opened a new manufacturing unit in the UK, producing printed paper cups. The Printed Cup Company has received European Union funding to open a new UK manufacturing facility to make paper cups in Clitheroe from early spring 2012. It is predicted that 75% of these will be for export.
The company was founded in 2005 and began operating out of Mark Woodward’s front room, after he was made redundant in his 50’s following a long career in the packaging industry. The company has expanded year on year despite the impact of the global recession, and a new European Sales Office was recently built adjoining the manufacturing unit. The company’s turnover has doubled over the past 12 months, and 2 new members of staff have joined the team in the last 6 months alone. The Paper Cup Company was recently featured on the BBC One’s Inside Out programme, and has featured on radio stations and in magazines.
Mark Woodward said “Our growth shows that customers are looking for a fast, reliable service, delivering a quality product in small quantities and the UK is the right place to base this manufacturing plant to serve Europe.”
The North West is currently suffering more than most regions with high unemployment rates. This exciting new business development will create new jobs within the company, mainly in the production units, and provides the region with a refreshing dose of positive news during the economic downturn.
The Printed Cup Company specialise in printing paper cups from low minimum's of 1000 to large quantities in excess of 1 million cups. The new manufacturing unit in Great Britain will enable short lead times for its customers and ensure control through every stage of the cup manufacturing process.
The official opening will be on 10th April, by Nigel Evans, MP of the Ribble Valley. ‘Caffeine Rush’ a local coffee cart franchise based in Clitheroe will be serving drinks at the event using the newly manufactured paper cups. Around 50 local dignitaries will be attending the event including the mayor of the Ribble Valley.