INX set to expand UK operations
The 40,000 square foot building will be completed in 2013. It is located at Hareshill Business Park and is 75% larger than the company’s current location in Rochdale.
The company, which is a provider of inks for metal decorating, held a ceremony to mark the start of work at the site last month. Dignitaries including the Mayor and Mayoress of Rochdale attended the event.
Sakata INX Corporation, through its US subsidiary INX Group, started blending and storing ink for the printing of beer and soft drink cans in Rochdale, UK in 1992, through a newly established subsidiary, INX Group UK.
Since then INX has expanded and increased its market share to become the leader of supplied ink in the US, Asia and Europe. INX International UK employs 70 people in Rochdale and another 36 overseas. It is anticipated the new facility will result in a workforce increase when it opens.
“The development of this building shows INX International’s commitment to all of our customers but, in particular, to the beer and beverage market in Europe and the Middle East,” says Jonathan Ellaby, vice president of international operations for INX International. “Despite the hard times Europe is going through, INX is committed to the market and to improving our manufacturing capability in the region. We will add equipment that will improve efficiencies and will allow us to increase our output for the European market.”