Manufacturing company stays loyal to the east

Elastomer Products Ltd (EPL), which designs and manufactures polymer and rubber products, is thrilled to have secured a site at Portlink Industrial Park for the construction of its new premises.

EPL’s Managing Director, Tom Thomson, said that one of the key attractions of the Portlink site was its proximity to the company’s labour force, most of which live in the east of Christchurch.

“We were very concerned that if we relocated the business out to the west we could risk losing some of our workers, who are highly skilled and would be very difficult to replace,” Thomson said.

The construction of EPL’s 5,500m2 warehouse and manufacturing area and 500m2 office is due to commence in the next few weeks.