£1m funding boost for Livingston-based manufacturer to support PPE production

Empteezy factory

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LIVINGSTON-headquartered manufacturing group Empteezy, which specialises in spill control solutions, has secured a £1 million CBILS funding package from Royal Bank of Scotland to support the company as it commences production of disposable face masks.

The money has allowed the firm to buy eight machines from China to help with the production.

Empteezy is one of the first manufacturers in Scotland to produce disposable face masks and it expects to deliver up to one million items per week.

Bruce Wishart, founder and managing director, said: “It has undoubtedly been a very challenging period for the manufacturing sector, but we feel fortunate that we have been able to continue business growth and expand our market offering in response to the global demand for PPE kit.”

The new production line has also created eight new jobs at the Livingston site, with Bruce expecting up to 40 new roles becoming available in the months ahead as demand increases.

Founded in 1986, Empteezy has grown its operations significantly and now has sites in France, Spain, Belgium, Italy and Germany.


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