A Calderdale factory is celebrating after landing a lucrative contract with a major company.
The ISCAL factory in Ovenden, Halifax is one of the country’s leading manufacturers of coasters, napkins and other tissue based products, and helps local people with disabilities move into employment.
ISCAL already has a number of high profile customers including Harvey Nichols and Holiday Inn, but they’ve now had a substantial order from British Airways for around 2 million coasters per month through ISCAL’s agent Perfect Match. This will eventually increase to 2.5million per month, meaning that they will be producing around 30 million coasters for the company each year.
The cope with this increased demand for their products, ISCAL has invested in some new machinery that will allow them to pack more coasters and produce more per minute.
This order is a real boost for the company and the people who work there. The majority of the employees have a disability or health restriction,and the factory’s aim is to give six months training and job opportunities to people with barriers to employment including those with health conditions and disabilities, ideally as a stepping stone to permanent employment.
Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Skills and the Environment, Cllr Jenny Lynn, said:
“It’s great news that the Council supported ISCAL factory has landed such an impressive contract.
“Helping people with disabilities into work can have a massive impact on their lives. I know that the team at ISCAL and the Business Growth Team within Calderdale Council have been working hard to improve the company, and make the factory more successful, so this is a real boost for everyone involved.”
For more information regarding ISCAL, contact Mike Smith on 01422 352054 or visit www.iscal.org.uk(external link). Or you can follow on twitter @ISCAL_