NEW jobs have been created after a Lancashire firm decided to expand over the Pennines by starting up a depot in Doncaster.
Invest in Doncaster, Doncaster Council’s inward investment team, has helped the Wigan-based firm set up its new Yorkshire base, creating work for unemployed local people.
Plastech Ltd is expanding its operations by opening premises at Parkside Industrial Estate off Wheatley Hall Road next week.
The depot, which opens on Tuesday, will be a sales and distribution centre for plastic products including pipes for the construction, civil engineering and agricultural industries.
The move will create five new jobs and Plastech has already taken on a number of previously unemployed local people in time for opening after the Bank Holiday.
The Invest in Doncaster team helped Plastech to find a suitable location for the depot, provided information on sites, and provided introductions to other local businesses for the company to work with in partnership.
Plastech director Paul Quin told the team he was looking for a location with excellent strategic links - and found the Doncaster site to be exactly what the company needed.
He said: “With such strong links to a number of major routes, Doncaster was the ideal location when we were looking for a site for our new distribution centre.
“We are looking forward to moving our services to Doncaster and looking forward to working with businesses throughout the South Yorkshire area.”
Peter Dale, Doncaster Council’s Director of Regeneration and Environment, said: “It is always good to see businesses choose Doncaster as their new location and we welcome Plastech to the borough.
“I am delighted that our Invest in Doncaster team have been able to offer the firm assistance with their move.”
Plastech Ltd has been trading since 1997 and has a depot in Surrey.