13th October 2017
Drinks packaging company brews success at Gloucester Business Park
Infusion GB, one of the UK’s leading tea and herbal drink packaging companies, has quadrupled its occupational footprint at Gloucester Business Park after leasing a fourth warehouse unit at the IO Centre.
The privately owned business, which has produced teabags for leading brands and start-up companies since 1985, originally ran production from the 14,000 sq ft Unit 5 on Gloucester Business Park.
A year ago it invested in new premises, taking 21,650 sq ft in the adjacent Units 2 and 3. It has now expanded again, leasing the 10,062 sq ft Unit 4. It now occupies nearly 46,000 sq ft at the business park.
Property consultants Alder King represented the landlord, the TR Property Investment Trust, in all three transactions.
Infusion’s investment in new facilities will allow it to increase its teabag production capability from 400 million tea bags to 1.5 billion tea bags and expand its storage capacity of raw materials, packaging and finished goods from 200 to 1,600 pallets.
“Having the new adjacent premises will allow us to plan for future growth over the coming decade. We will continue to offer our customers great service from our expanded production facilities,” says Peter Barry, director of Infusion GB.
“Infusion is clearly a growing success story thanks to the UK’s continuing love affair with tea, particularly speciality teas and herbal teas,” says Alder King partner Adrian Rowley.
“As adjacent units have become available within the IO Centre, it has moved quickly to secure the safe, secure and modern accommodation it needs to respond to client demand.”