Announced in April, the Japanese manufacturer of cellulose and polymeric films for the packaging market, is expected to provide a sustainable future for over 400 jobs at both the manufacturing sites in Wigton, Cumbria, UK, Tecumseh, Kansas, USA and global commercial offices.
Futamura said the two production sites along with various sales teams, further strengthen the company’s growth plan and creating a strategic global footprint.
Keith Fell has been appointed as general manager of Futamura’s European operations.
“I am delighted to take on this role for Futamura who are passionate about investing in the long term future of the global cellulose business,” he said. “The acquisition is the perfect marriage; we bring with us a wealth of expertise and knowledge of sustainable, compostable films and our cellulose production facilities complement Futamura’s strong manufacturing capabilities.”
Yasuo Nagae, Futamura president, said: “Through the acquisition we have strengthened our Futamura family and together we look forward to a bright future that includes further investment in technology and in our employees.”
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