Etex Building Performance has announced plans to invest £140 million in a new state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Bristol.
The company made the decision as part of a review of its UK production capacity, and has secured a brownfield industrial site close to the company’s existing factory at Royal Portbury Dock in Bristol Port. Plans are now in place to develop an advanced plasterboard plant on the site.
Andrew Tait, Sales and Commercial Director of Etex, says: “This move marks Etex’s largest single capital investment to date and will significantly increase our manufacturing capacity, allowing us to provide our customers with better service and reliability of supply. Alongside a new manufacturing line, we will also be expanding our warehousing space. The facility will manufacture our full plasterboard product range, doubling our Bristol-based production of certain plasterboard products once operating at capacity. Our existing plants at Bristol and Ferrybridge will continue to operate, and we are not anticipating any disruption to our current production lines.”
The company plans to have the new plant operational in 2022, creating around 50 jobs in the local area.