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Chevler makes a Lovely purchase 

Chevler, the rapidly expanding South-Wales-based manufacturer of baking cases and tulip muffin wraps, has bought the Cardiff-based greaseproof paper printer Lovely Packaging for an undisclosed sum.

Set up early last year with a £330,000 investment Lovely Packaging offers a unique natural paper that can be branded and cut to size for the sandwich, foodservice and cosmetic industries.

Chevler managing director Stuart Whelan said: “This is an exciting move for us. Combining the new business with Chevler's customer base will allow us to substantially grow our greaseproof range of products and offer the market something genuinely new and highly appealing”.

He added: “The quality of print surpasses anything we have seen on greaseproof paper before,” revealing that this has been made possible by using a specially formulated natural greaseproof material a unique printing process which results in a far superior depth of colour and detail over flexographic printing which is the industry's standard method for greaseproof paper.

Mr Whelan stressed that Chevler plans to maintain the staff and existing production facilities at Lovely Packaging's 4,000 sq ft unit at Cardiff Bay Business Centre.

Since being created by a management buy-out in early 2009 Chevler has gone from strength following increased sales and a number of contract wins both at home and in its European and North American export markets for the  high quality plain and printed paper food packaging products it manufactures.

By investing in new plant and equipment increasing its workforce Chevler has been able to successfully move into new markets, expand its production facilities and improve its manufacturing processes. This has enabled the company to build strong foundations from which to leverage its market-leading position.

Chevler now makes over billion baking cases a year in some 600 shapes and sizes at its two facilities in Hengoed.

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