Proseal opens new US factory amid international growth
Tray sealing specialist Proseal has expanded its business in the US with the opening of a new production facility.
Situated next to the company’s existing plant and office in Chesterfield County, Virginia, the new facility has doubled their site to approximately 50,000 square feet. The company now has a staff of around 80, including highly trained engineers who fully manufacture the heat seal toolsets and spare components, as well as oversee the final fitment and testing of the Proseal tray sealing machines made at the UK headquarters.
“While we were already gaining a share in international markets before we started Proseal America, we decided that to make the most of the opportunities in the US, we needed to establish our own base so as to ensure the highest levels of localised support,” said Gari Wyatt, CEO of Proseal America. “We came to central Virginia because there is a fabulous pool of labour here – and almost a decade on, it is the skill and dedication of our employees that has driven our success.”
Proseal America is now considering a further expansion that will enable it to produce entire machines for its customers. As part of this growth plan, the company is developing strong relationships with local colleges to start an in-house apprenticeship training program to further strengthen the business’s foundation.
Proseal’s ongoing success in the USA and other overseas markets was recognised this year when it received a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade.