i2r Packaging celebrates anniversary with official centre opening

The official opening of i2r Packaging Solutions’ manufacturing centre and head office took place last week by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire, Sir Algernon Heber-Percy KCVO. The event also marked the firm’s tenth anniversary year in business.

Following a brief reception in advance of the arrival of the Lord Lieutenant, invited guests gathered in the reception area of the premises to hear CEO, Peter Reay, welcome everybody, offering some background information on how the company had got to this point: “As a business we are about to reach our tenth anniversary – still very much a young company, but we seem to have travelled a fair way in that single decade to where we are now, being the UK’s largest aluminium foil container producer, with I may add, a fast growing and exciting new division in tulip muffin wraps and greaseproof paper.”

Reay then passed over to Sir Algernon Heber-Percy to officially open the factory by revealing a wall plaque and the cutting of a ribbon to mark the occasion. In a short, but entertaining speech, Sir Algernon said that he was very impressed at the fast paced growth that i2r had achieved in such a short time and very much looked forward to learning more about the business.

Reay then escorted the Lord Lieutenant on a tour of the premises, with guests following after.

Operating as part of the Italian Laminazione Sottile Group – a global supplier of aluminium products – i2r Packaging Solutions manufactures a comprehensive range of wrinkle wall and smooth wall semi-rigid aluminium foil containers used throughout the food industry.

The company recently launched a baking division, manufacturing a full range of tulip muffin wraps and greaseproof papers. i2r is one of the only UK manufacturers to provide the baking industry with a single source for both aluminium foil containers and FSC accredited tulip paper products.

i2r Packaging Solutions will be exhibiting on stand L42 at Packaging Innovations at the NEC, Birmingham on March 1-2. The company will also be exhibiting on stand N1630 at IFE on March 19-22, and on stand G39 at the Farm Shop & Deli Show on April 24-26.