HL Plastics has announced ambitious expansion plans which will create 200 new jobs at its headquarters in Denby.
An outline planning application has been submitted to Amber Valley Borough Council to build a new £8 million warehouse next to its existing factory and mixing plant at Denby Hall Business Park. If approved building would start in 2015.
It would create an extra 200 jobs over the next three years, as the company copes with the ever-increasing demand for its eco-friendly Liniar range of PVCu windows, doors, conservatory roofs, decking, fencing and piling systems.
The company currently employs 390.
Roger Hartshorn, HL’s managing director explained: “We’re currently operating out of two sites and that means additional transport and man hours to shunt materials from our main warehouse in Denby to our Cotes Park site in Somercotes and back again.
“That’s not very efficient – or eco-friendly!
“We really need the new warehouse in order to continue to fulfil our customers’ expectations and cope with the increased through-put of the factory.
“Our foiling plant and roof divisions are both located a few miles away, but it would make perfect commercial sense to have all our operations running in the same location.
“If we have to look at other locations outside the Amber Valley, it would be a real shame and may mean some of our existing experienced staff are unable to relocate, so we’re hoping the planning application goes smoothly.”
The company, which has already seen turnover grow by more than 60 per cent over the last three years alone, hopes it will be in a position to start recruiting for the new jobs in mid to late 2015.