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Electric Ireland packaging firm powers ahead with £500k deal

By Staff Reporter

Published 01/12/2015

Alan Cunningham (left), Electric Ireland customer relationship manager and Patrick McGibbon, Delta Packaging finance director
Alan Cunningham (left), Electric Ireland customer relationship manager and Patrick McGibbon, Delta Packaging finance director

Electric Ireland has landed a £500,000 contract to supply power to west Belfast firm Delta Packaging.

Delta, founded by Terry Cross and employing 250 people in west Belfast, makes packaging for firms including McDonald's, Kellogg's and KFC.

The deal worth £500,000 will see Electric Ireland supply the equivalent electricity needed to power 1,500 homes.

Delta has invested around £40m in its business, which also includes opening up a new office in Poland.

Patrick McGibbon, finance director with Delta Packaging, said: "Our Belfast manufacturing operation has been expanded recently to become one of the largest carton converting sites within the UK.

"Although, we have invested in our capacity and strengthened our capability to offer a more competitive solution to markets across Europe, we have also invested significantly in the company's environmental rating."

And Electric Ireland business markets manager Tony Dunlea said: "We are pleased to have been chosen by Delta Packaging to partner with them for their Belfast-based manufacturing facility.

"We're always looking for ways to differentiate ourselves and provide ideas to help make life better for our customers - and we're dedicated to ensuring that our business solutions are simple and transparent.

"Our contract with Electric Ireland is a competitive, 100% green energy supply agreement, which along with the online monitoring tools available, will complement the company's cost control programmes within an environmentally-friendly facility."

Belfast Telegraph

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