European expansion - with the UK investment, the WEPA Group strengthens its market position throughout the continent

The WEPA Group has invested in a new paper machine at its Bridgend plant, adding an additional 65,000tpy.  

It is expected that the machine will start up in the first quarter of 2022. 

Martin Krengel, Chief Executive of the WEPA Group, said: “Our willingness to invest in state-of-the-art technology is an important part of our future-oriented group strategy.  

“The UK remains an important growth market for us in Europe despite Covid-19 and Brexit. 

“With the planned investments we will be able to meet our customers’ expectations in terms of product quality and sustainability even more so in the future.  

“It is important to us to produce for our customers in the UK in their own country. For the Bridgend site this means a doubling of production capacity.” 

The WEPA Group said that following the investment, it will strengthen its market position throughout Europe as the third largest European manufacturer in the hygiene paper market.  

The site in Bridgend produces toilet paper and kitchen towels for the British consumer market.