Firm creates 100 new jobs for Belfast

Published Tuesday, 25 March 2014
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One hundred new manufacturing jobs have been created at Delta Print and Packaging in west Belfast.

Firm creates 100 new jobs for Belfast
The news has been welcomed as a boost for west Belfast. (© Presseye)

It comes as part of a £40m investment in the Kennedy Way-based company and has been welcomed by Northern Ireland's political leaders as a major boost.

First Minister Peter Robinson, DUP, said: "Today's £40m investment by Delta Print & Packaging creating 100 new jobs is good news for the local economy and reinforces the company's 30 year commitment to invest and re-invest in Belfast.

"Investment such as this helps Northern Ireland to meet the challenges we have set within our Economic Strategy - to improve Northern Ireland's economic competitiveness through export-led growth and to increase employment opportunities and prosperity for all."

Sinn Féin deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness said: "This is a significant boost for our local manufacturing sector and for west Belfast. Delta Print & Packaging generate annual wages and salaries of £8m a year to the local economy and this announcement is good news for existing and potential employees and other local businesses."

Delta designs and manufactures printed carton packaging primarily for the retail food, consumer electronics, household goods, dairy, pharmaceutical and food service sectors.

The firm has already increased staff from 169 to 200 recently in preparation for the newly announced investment. Staff levels will then rise to 269.

As well as creating new jobs, the investment will see the company extend its factory and install state-of-the-art machinery to enable it to increase capacity and efficiency.

Terry Cross of Delta said: "We are making this major investment in response to opportunities to grow sales across a number of existing customer accounts, in particular with McDonalds, as well as acquiring new accounts.

"Invest NI's support has been vital in enabling us to invest in custom-built, high-technology plant and machinery, extend the factory at Kennedy Way and recruit and train 100 new staff including European Sales and Marketing Personnel, which will give us the infrastructure to take the company to the next level."

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5 Comments
hgf in work wrote (271 days ago):
its a company expansion you muppet
Belfast in Belfast wrote (272 days ago):
Yes you are stupid what do you want the company to do? up root and move from west belfast, we also have high unemployment in our city Well done delta packaging for securing my job
Gak in Newcastle wrote (272 days ago):
Terry's a Belfast man muppet. Get on a bus or your bike!
Delta employee in Belfast wrote (272 days ago):
Yes Disgusted you are just being stupid. Delta print is a Belfast based company and are extending their existing premises and creating more jobs in the local area. Why be disgusted about that?
disgusted in N.Ireland wrote (272 days ago):
Why in Belfast? It's the areas outside Belfast that need the jobs-Coleraine and Londonderry/Derry have lost so many jobs and don't have other jobs to replace the ones lost. Or am i just stupidly thinking common sense???
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