Packaging design firm has growth wrapped up with support from Yorkshire Bank

A Yorkshire firm that provides packaging print and design services to some of the world’s biggest household brands has moved to new premises and invested in state-of-the-art equipment with support from Yorkshire Bank.

YRG Eclipse Ltd is part of YRG (York Repro-Graphic) Group Ltd, which operates six sites across the UK, Ireland and Kenya including its headquarters in York. The business is regarded a global leader within the packaging, canning and labelling industries.

Founded in 1974, YRG provides a full range of pre-press and reprographic services including a comprehensive concept-to-print management service to the FMCG sector, retailers, brands and print clients. Its customers include Cadbury, Kellogg’s, Hovis Bread, Dulux and Pizza Express.

The business recently acquired and refurbished a new facility in Cottingham, East Yorkshire, which specialises in designing and producing packaging mock-ups. The site, which is now fully operational, is equipped with some of the industry’s most cutting edge print and plate processing technology. Specialist machinery has also been installed to recycle all processing solvents to help reduce waste pollution and reduce costs.

The purchase and fit out of the new premises was assisted by a £2 million funding package from Yorkshire Bank’s North Yorkshire Customer Banking Centre. The deal was delivered by Relationship Manager Jeremy Bowers, who has known the directors of the business for over 25 years.

YRG’s managing director Mark Gration said: “We have built an enviable reputation for producing high quality sales samples for use in product development, test marketing and advertising campaigns. Investing in a new facility dedicated to producing outstanding mock ups even more quickly and efficiently will help us to grow our client base and hopefully create new jobs.

“Yorkshire Bank’s knowledgeable team has been integral to our expansion plans. We look forward to working in partnership with Yorkshire Bank as we continue to develop and grow.”

Rick Warburton, head of the North Yorkshire Customer Banking Centre, said: “We’re pleased to be supporting YRG and look forward to working in partnership with its management team. Our in-depth experience of growing businesses enabled us to offer a package of facilities that will help YRG to achieve its growth plans. 

“It’s especially rewarding to know that we are helping a Yorkshire business to put the region’s skills and technology on the worldwide map.”

Mark Gration and Jeremy Bowers
Mark Gration and Jeremy Bowers

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