Swindon label firm expands with acquisition of new premises

Manufacturing | Property & Construction | South West

Specialist label printing firm, Eclipse Labels, has expanded their Swindon headquarters with the acquisition of a further unit on Equity Trade Centre, Hobley Drive, Swindon.

The unit, which was formerly operated as a spa and beauty business, will provide an additional 6,070 sq ft of space.

The purchase of the premises was supported by funding through Handelsbanken. Thanks to this additional space, the company plans will be able to develop their label printing services, as well as undertake additional accreditations which will open new markets.

Darren Abbott, managing director of Eclipse Labels, said: “Eclipse Labels has been based at Equity Trade Centre for six years. In this time this we’ve expanded three times and we were keen to remain here as the location makes it, in our opinion, one of the best industrial estates in Swindon.

“The new unit is approximately double the size of our current premises and so it represents a major investment, both to our workload capacity, as well as to business in the town. Despite the current climate, we have seen a lot of positivity from our customers, who are planning for an upturn and so require our services to have products ready and waiting for their own customers.

“We are in the process of changing the building from a spa back into its original use as a light manufacturing facility.  Once this is complete, we plan to use this new space to increase our output through using the latest label printing technology here, as well as look to open new markets by undertaking additional accreditations.

“With recent investment in printing and finishing machinery, and with Europe’s first of its kind set up, you are assured of the highest quality labels.”

Tracey Crow, corporate account manager at Handelsbanken Swindon, said: “Handelsbanken’s relationship with Eclipse Labels commenced 18 months ago, when Darren approached us looking for a bank he could work closely with to support his business’ current needs, as well as with which he could build a lasting, personal relationship.

“Since taking on the relationship, Handelsbanken Swindon branch has worked with Darren to understand and support his business and its needs to date, and we are delighted to now see the relationship blossoming with further support for Eclipse’s expansion plans with the purchase of this new unit.”

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