North East Wales

Factory on Deeside Industrial Park 'safeguards' jobs

The Excelsior Technologies building on Deeside
Image caption The Excelsior Technologies building on Deeside

A new packaging plant in Flintshire is forecast to safeguard 200 jobs.

Excelsior Technologies specialises in microwave steam packaging and medical packaging, and its new site is over 8.5 acres on Deeside Industrial Park.

Excelsior's operations at Flint and Salford, Greater Manchester, have been integrated into the site, and employees have been offered roles at the plant.

Carl Sargeant, AM for Alyn and Deeside, said: "This is great news for the local economy".

He said: "It is one of the largest manufacturing sites in the area and the new facility will safeguard over 200 jobs".

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