Aerosol can manufacturer Massilly UK is set to create and safeguard more than 40 jobs in Swansea as part of a £1.5m investment, supported by the Welsh Government.

The company currently produces ten million tinplate aerosol cans a year.  The upgrade of its existing production line, and introduction an additional line, will enable it to produce up to 40 million cans a year by 2018.

The investment will secure the sustainable future of the site, create 16 new jobs and safeguard the existing 25 roles. The project has been supported by £200,000 in funding from the Welsh Government.

Economy secretary Ken Skates said: “Massilly operates in an established niche growth market supplying the UK SME sector and is now operating at full capacity. It has seen its turnover increase by 25 per cent over the last three years and this investment in additional plant and equipment will enable it to exploit further growth opportunities.

“I am delighted support from the Welsh Government helped secure this investment for Wales which will result in a significant increase in the company’s production capacity while also safeguarding and creating jobs.”

Thomas Bindschedler, chief executive of Massilly Group, added: “We definitively believe that giving a local solution to our customers is the most efficient way to fulfil their expectations. We have developed the same model in Spain for the south of Europe and also in Germany and Russia.

“Our European network, associated with our local structures, help us to deliver specialist expertise, as well as flexibility.”

Massilly UK has been established in Wales since 1984 and is based at Hendy Industrial Estate, Pontardulais. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Massilly Holding SA, a private family company headquartered in Macon, France, which has 28 subsidiary companies in Europe as well as Canada, South Africa, Russia and India.

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