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Albis to halt compounding
activities in the UK
Hamburg, Germany - Plastics compounder and distributor Albis UK is to cease
production activities at its compounding plant in Knutsford,
Cheshire. The UK site was delivering products
under
the company's
Altech and Alcom brands.
Production will be moved
to three sites in Germany, in
Hamburg, Z├╝lpich and Obemburg. Albis has reported significant investment at these plants
to support capacity increases
over the past two years.
Commenting on the proposal, Josephine Bagnall, MD
of Albis UK, said: "Albis will
take appropriate measures to
ensure products and service
commitments are transferred
efficiently and effectively. Our
distribution partners and cus-

tomers can be assured that Albis stays fully-committed to the
UK market."
She continued: "We also
recognise the huge role our
employees have contributed to
our business
and we will
work closely
with them throughout this process to minimise the impact on
those affected as far as possible."
The Knutsford plant was the
smallest compounding facility
operated by Albis. In a related
release, the company stated
that the UK location will remain
part of the sales and distribution network.
Albis has had operations in
the UK for more than 50 years,
with 45 of those including a
presence in Knutsford. The site
has about 50 employees.

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Develop

LVF takes
on first two
apprentices

Leeds, UK - Leeds Vacuum
Formers (LVF) has taken on its
first apprentices. Harry Wade,
who is 16, and Ethan Stubbley,
19, have been respectively appointed apprentice toolmaker
and trainee product designer.
LVF is a specialist manufacturer of thermoformed packaging for the food, drink and gift
industries.
The two Leeds teenagers
will spend three years in training, during which they will learn
all aspects of the roles and how
they support day-to-day operations at LVF.
Nigel Coates, managing
director of LVF, said: "Every
product we sell is designed and
developed in house, as are all
the tooling moulds used during
the thermoforming process. As
such it's fair to say that toolmaking and product design are
the lifeblood of our business.
"Our intention with Harry

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Harry Wade (left) and
Ethan Stubbley, the first
apprentices at LVF
and Ethan is to give them the
very best start to their careers
in these two highly specialised
roles, and we do hope that
once finished they will choose
to stay and grow with us."
Apprentice toolmaker Harry
Wade is doing his apprenticeship through Leeds City College
of Engineering, while Ethan's
product design apprenticeship
is being run in-house by LVF.
Commenting on his apprenticeship, Harry said: "I've gone
straight from doing GCSEs into
my apprenticeship at LVF and
I love it. The job of toolmaker
is highly skilled and extremely technical, but I feel like I'm
learning something new every
day."

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