We’re proud to unveil the latest expansion at our facility in Stockport, Cheshire. This latest iteration of our facility comes 12 months after a serious blaze, which caused significant smoke damage and stalled production and distribution at the facility.
We were unshaken by the accident, and thanks to the commitment of all the staff here at Blend & Bottle, we pulled together to clear the damage and services quickly resumed soon after. We were eager to turn misfortune into opportunity, and we began work overhauling the factory floor and the production process.
The installation of 3 brand new and bespoke production machines allows us to vastly expand our operations. We can now produce up to an incredible 8 million bottles of e-liquid per month. The facilities now include 2 high-speed bottling lines, which can fill up to 100 bottles per minutes. The machines have been housed in a specially constructed ISO accredited class 7 cleanroom. We’re maintaining the same exemplary standards that Blend & Bottle is known for.
On the expansion, Managing Director Ben Wilson said “From what was a potentially devastating event for many businesses, with the commitment and support of all our staff we have been able to turn the disruption at our manufacturing facility into something positive, and not only in the short term. The investment we have made into industry-leading technology will keep the BSMW at the forefront of this exciting industry for many years to come. The modernisation of our production facilities is vital to the continued success of our business.”
In the past 12 months, the workforce has expanded to include over 50 new members of staff across all areas of the business, from production through to marketing and sales. A new mezzanine floor has also been constructed to accommodate the expansion, housing two new offices and creating space for the materials vital to production and distribution.
Looking to 2019, Ben comments “we’re on track to smash through our previous year’s records. As the e-cigarette industry evolves, we’re set to maintain our lead in the industry as the go-to producer for OEM e-liquids.”
We can’t wait to see what the new year has in store for Blend & Bottle.
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