Revenue passes £30m at Chesterfield manufacturer

Revenue at Robinson, the custom manufacturer of rigid plastic and paperboard packaging based in Chesterfield, has passed £30m, according to audited results for the year ended 31 December 2018.

The manufacturer’s revenue increased by 10% in 2018 to £32.8m (2017: £29.8m), while profit before taxation rose to £685,000 (2017: £630,000).

Commenting on the results, Chairman, Alan Raleigh said: I am pleased to report improved revenues and profits for 2018. This was achieved through greater focus on improved service to our customers, controlling material costs and managing overheads.

“We also agreed to a change in leadership to drive this even harder in 2019 and to engage more effectively in shaping the plastics sustainability agenda through our contribution to the circular economy.

“Consequently, we feel the business is in a much stronger position to face the challenges in front of us and we expect to achieve double-digit sales growth again in 2019. We also expect a marked step-up in profitability, ahead of market expectations, arising from our ‘Strategy into Action’ program which will drive faster, better execution of our plans. Central Europe will continue to play an important role in driving profitable growth.

“Underpinning this progress is a strong commitment to the highest standards of corporate governance, including strengthening the Board through the appointment of Sara Halton as a new independent non-executive Director.”