A North West manufacturer of packaging machinery has passed a major milestone having completed its financial year on 30 September with total turnover exceeding £10.5 million. In 2014, the family owned business set an aggressive growth target and since then has seen turnover increase by more than 50%. This success has been achieved through teamwork and a clear focus by all employees on one goal.

Headquartered in Knutsford, Packaging Automation Ltd employs a workforce of about 115 which is set to increase to 125 in the next 12 months. With all of the company’s products being designed and manufactured in house, a large proportion of the employees are highly skilled engineers many of whom have developed their skills as apprentices with the business.

Much of the growth has been generated through export sales as a result of a strategy to target specific countries and emerging markets where there has been an increase in demand for packaged foods.

Sam Ashton Commercial Director of PA commented: “This has been a hugely challenging but satisfying year for the whole team at PA, and the record results have been achieved through the hard work and dedication of all of our employees. Having market leading patented technology supported by a workforce who are focused on supporting our customers is a winning combination. We will not be resting on our laurels as we enter our next financial year with a full order book and a desire to continue to be the best supplier in our market.”

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