Major Investment from Northern Ireland to Poland by Delta Packaging in 2015

Packaging giant set for continued growth as new site opens in Poland

Belfast born, Delta Packaging has expanded its international operation with the opening of a new, 10,000 m2 purpose built factory in Gliwice Poland, which operates under the name ‘European Packaging Solutions’.

In 2014, Delta Packaging Ltd announced a £40million investment plan that involved the construction of a purpose built factory in Poland. The facility, which was officially opened on 28 September 2015 is fully operational and will support the expansion of the company’s European supply chain network. Delta has a 200,000 square foot factory in West Belfast and the packaging giant is set for continued growth with the new site in Poland.

The Gliwice factory will manufacture sustainable, folding carton board packaging products for the retail food, food service, beverage, pet food, confectionery, household goods and electronic consumer product sectors. With the opening of the new facility, Delta is firmly positioned as a global player in the packaging industry and aims to grow sales across a number of existing accounts, as well as securing new contracts.

Terry Cross, Chairman of Delta Packaging discusses ‘European Packaging Solutions’:

We have customers in Europe who need the security of supply that two sites provide. The Gliwice site in Poland excelled on all fronts. It will assist us in maintaining security of supply, giving us the capacity to operate across two locations, whilst also providing direct access to the large print and packaging industry that exists in the heart of Europe. By 2020 we aim to position European Packaging Solutions as the default carton supply choice in the region, employing over 100 people with sales of €30M.”


From the left: Mr Terry Cross, Chairman of Delta Packaging, Mr Zygmunt Frankiewicz, President of Gliwice, Mr Jerome Mullen Honorary Consul of the Republic of Poland in Northern Ireland

Creating sustainable jobs and supporting local communities is a central part of the company ethos as Chairman Terry Cross explains:

At Delta we have created employment for hundreds of people but we do much more than this – we have contributed to the local economy through cross-community initiatives; supporting better education while working to reduce the impact on the environment in every country we operate in.
The opening of the Gliwice site allows us to develop relationships with our existing pan-European customers as well as reaching out to new ones. We understand that in a global market, we have to provide global solutions and that the best solutions are found through collaboration, investment and innovation. We will continue to work with all of our partners to realise the economic incentives of exporting to the international market.


Delta-Packaging-Terry Cross

Terry Cross OBE Chairman Delta Packaging

Message from the Honorary Consul Jerome Mullen

Great credit to the entire team of European Packaging Solutions for bringing this project together in just over 12 months, including the magnificent factory building that has been built for this important investment in Gliwice. Congratulations to Terry Cross OBE Chairman of Delta Packaging on providing this significant expansion of the company into Poland.  We wish him and his entire team every success for the future.