East Lancashire paper company in £30m expansion

GLEAMING Accrol headquarters and, inset, managing director Majid Hussain

GLEAMING Accrol headquarters and, inset, managing director Majid Hussain

First published in News

CONSTRUCTION starts next week on a £30million expansion of one of East Lancashire’s fastest growing companies which will create 100 new jobs over the next two years.

Accrol Papers is to spend £10million demolishing one of its existing units on its Roman Road/Davyfield Road site and replacing it with a new manufacturing facility.

The work is part of a plan to dramatically boost its current production of one million toilet rolls and 500,000 kitchen rolls a day.

When the work is finished in six months, the firm hopes to employ another 50 workers on top of its existing 200.

A second stage proposes to expand another unit on the site at a cost of £20million, bringing another 50 new jobs and pushing the workforce up to 300 by 2014.

The expansion follows the opening of a new £6million factory on the site in March by business minister Baroness Wilcox.

Current negotiations with several supermarket chains to buy Accrol products for their own label ranges could further boost growth.

Founded by Jawid Hussain in Accrington in 1993, the family firm has grown rapidly moving into Roman Road in 2004. It has consistently expanded seeing turnover increase from £18million in 2008 to £63million in 2012 and profits rise from £500,000 a year to £7.5million.

As well as providing own brand products for discount and middle market stores, Accrol is investing in its own brands including Triple Softy toilet paper and Thirsty Bubbles kitchen roll. Commercial director Tim Bullough said: “This is part of a rapid, continuing and sustainable expansion by the company.

“We did look at buying another site but that fell through so we expanded here instead. We are spending £10million demolishing and rebuilding an existing unit.

“Work starts next week and will take five to six months. It will create 50 new jobs and we plan to spend £20million expanding another unit creating 50 further jobs.

“The company is also in talks with a number of supermarkets regarding supplying their own brand labels.”

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1:36pm Fri 14 Sep 12

JayEss says...

The picture looks out of perspective. Unless the MD is actually a small child.
The picture looks out of perspective. Unless the MD is actually a small child. JayEss
  • Score: 1

4:39pm Fri 14 Sep 12

darwenTower says...

I wonder if they work in collusion with the take aways in the area?
I wonder if they work in collusion with the take aways in the area? darwenTower
  • Score: 0

4:43pm Fri 14 Sep 12

retired one says...

Where there's muck there's brass.
Where there's muck there's brass. retired one
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5:27pm Fri 14 Sep 12

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

Well done Accrol, this is what we need more jobs, A very impressive performance.
Well done Accrol, this is what we need more jobs, A very impressive performance. Michael@ClitheroeSince58
  • Score: 3

6:06pm Fri 14 Sep 12

sen c ble says...

JayEss wrote:
The picture looks out of perspective. Unless the MD is actually a small child.
He's obviously an MD without ever suffered stress!
[quote][p][bold]JayEss[/bold] wrote: The picture looks out of perspective. Unless the MD is actually a small child.[/p][/quote]He's obviously an MD without ever suffered stress! sen c ble
  • Score: 0

8:46pm Fri 14 Sep 12

happycyclist says...

Word around town is that they're a horrible company to work for. Just saying...
Word around town is that they're a horrible company to work for. Just saying... happycyclist
  • Score: 1

10:01pm Fri 14 Sep 12

modan says...

accrol papers,Euro Garages,Bestway Cash and Carry,Blackburn Rovers FC all Asian owned business in town.Nationally British Steel,Land Rover/Jaguar,Norther
n Foods Ltd,Teteley Tea,Pounndstrechers,
New Looks,B&M stores and many more owned by Asians namely Indian Billionaires.Britain
's richest man Laxmi Mittal the man who owns the largest steel plants around the world is an Indian bussinessman.
accrol papers,Euro Garages,Bestway Cash and Carry,Blackburn Rovers FC all Asian owned business in town.Nationally British Steel,Land Rover/Jaguar,Norther n Foods Ltd,Teteley Tea,Pounndstrechers, New Looks,B&M stores and many more owned by Asians namely Indian Billionaires.Britain 's richest man Laxmi Mittal the man who owns the largest steel plants around the world is an Indian bussinessman. modan
  • Score: 1

12:06am Sat 15 Sep 12

darwenTower says...

modan wrote:
accrol papers,Euro Garages,Bestway Cash and Carry,Blackburn Rovers FC all Asian owned business in town.Nationally British Steel,Land Rover/Jaguar,Norther

n Foods Ltd,Teteley Tea,Pounndstrechers,

New Looks,B&M stores and many more owned by Asians namely Indian Billionaires.Britain

's richest man Laxmi Mittal the man who owns the largest steel plants around the world is an Indian bussinessman.
What's your point?

Is is that the indigenous population are bloody lazy and lacking ambition?
[quote][p][bold]modan[/bold] wrote: accrol papers,Euro Garages,Bestway Cash and Carry,Blackburn Rovers FC all Asian owned business in town.Nationally British Steel,Land Rover/Jaguar,Norther n Foods Ltd,Teteley Tea,Pounndstrechers, New Looks,B&M stores and many more owned by Asians namely Indian Billionaires.Britain 's richest man Laxmi Mittal the man who owns the largest steel plants around the world is an Indian bussinessman.[/p][/quote]What's your point? Is is that the indigenous population are bloody lazy and lacking ambition? darwenTower
  • Score: 3

1:14am Sat 15 Sep 12

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

happycyclist wrote:
Word around town is that they're a horrible company to work for. Just saying...
I bet the Accy work shy are needing some B O G Roll right now..
[quote][p][bold]happycyclist[/bold] wrote: Word around town is that they're a horrible company to work for. Just saying...[/p][/quote]I bet the Accy work shy are needing some B O G Roll right now.. Michael@ClitheroeSince58
  • Score: 4

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