Wheelie bin manufacturer invests £25m in second production site

Craemer, a company that supplies half of the UK’s wheelie bins, is investing £25m in a second production facility that will boost its output by 40% and create 45 new jobs in the area.

The firm, which has a turnover in excess of £30m, has invested in a new 13-acre site that opened in the spring of this year and will take its UK headcount from 75 to 120. The expansion is the result of new product launches and an increase in demand.

Originally established in Germany in 1912, Craemer has been manufacturing plastic bins, pallets and transport containers in Telford since 2006.

As well as its UK market it also exports around 30% of its goods to international buyers in Europe, the UAE and the US.

“For the past 13 years, we’ve been combining German technology with the quality and innovation of British manufacturing,” said Steve Poppitt, managing director of Craemer UK.

“The investment in our second production site marks a new chapter for our business as we look to enter new markets like the private waste industry and expand our operation in Telford.”

Craemer is a proud member of Made in Britain, which has more than 1,000 British-based manufacturers in its membership that champion British products.

“By keeping our brand local and manufacturing products in Britain, we offer a unique proposition to our customers as we can provide shorter lead times and streamlined logistics.”

The company recently launched a new range of four-wheel bins, the first of its kind to be manufactured in the UK and also plans to begin working with the private waste collections sector.