Global manufacturer’s multimillion-pound Trafford investment will create 100 jobs

Max Fame president, David Hsieh

An international luxury packaging manufacturer has opened a new site, in Trafford, creating 100 jobs over the next three years, as part of a £6.8m investment.

Max Fame Group, which was founded more than 40 years ago, unveiled its first UK base yesterday (August 16).

The group specialises in modern manufacturing for sustainable packaging in sectors including electronics, food, drink and cosmetics and has an existing global presence with five factories across China, Vietnam and Thailand.

With support from MIDAS, Greater Manchester’s Inward Investment Agency that has a strategic aim to secure significant levels of new investment for the city region, Max Fame has signed a 10-year lease on a 21,500 sq ft logistics building at Carrington Gateway in Trafford.

Greater Manchester has been identified as a high potential opportunity for sustainable packaging by the Department of Business and Trade, thanks to the clear pipeline of opportunities available for businesses.

The city region is home to an innovation-driven food, drink, and packaging cluster of more than 700 companies, with market-leading technology and innovation, capabilities and skills.

David Hsieh, Max Fame president, said: “Greater Manchester’s focus on low carbon initiatives, deep talent pool and ideal geographical location create excellent conditions for investment and entrepreneurship, making it the best choice and an important base for our global supply chain.

“I would like to thank the MIDAS team and colleagues for the many services and assistance they kindly provided during the process. We look forward to continuing this working relationship to make substantial contributions to the low carbon agenda of the city region and its communities.”

Joe Manning, MIDAS managing director, said “Our existing expertise in advanced manufacturing and growing status as a hotbed for sustainable innovation is leading global leaders in their fields to build and expand in Greater Manchester.

“Max Fame is the perfect example of the positive impact of foreign inward investment in creating jobs and opportunities locally. MIDAS and the Manchester China Forum have worked closely with Max Fame to secure this investment.”

Trafford Council leader, Tom Ross, said “It’s great to welcome a fantastic addition to our green economy. I’m delighted that Max Fame have recognised the talent and acumen we have here in Greater Manchester. Attracting a global manufacturer to Carrington will also create more jobs and be an extra boost for our region.”