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R. West & Son: End of Year Round-up

Packaging Your Valuables Safely Since 1910

A Year of Growth, Relocation, and Achievements

As we approach the end of 2023, R. West & Son reflects on a monumental year that marks a century of operation and a significant chapter in our history. Here’s our end-of-year round-up of the noteworthy events and achievements which have shaped our journey this year.

End of year round up - New R West Location - R West & Son

Relocation to a New Home

After over a century at our Sutton Road base, 2023 saw R. West & Son embark on a new and exciting chapter by moving into our new state-of-the-art facility. This relocation represents a massive investment in our future, providing us with substantial additional capacity and a more efficient layout so that we can accommodate our continued growth. The transition has been a tremendous undertaking, and the team’s hard work in preparing for this move is only just beginning to reveal the magnitude of what we have achieved.

End of year round up - Christmas Team Meal - R West & Son

Welcoming Callum to the Team

Amongst all these changes, we are pleased to announce our newest addition to the team, Callum. Initially brought on board for a temporary role to assist with the transition into the new building, Callum has proven to be an invaluable asset, leading to his appointment as a permanent member of the R. West & Son family.

End of year round up - Packaging Containers - R West & Son

Community Sponsorship and Achievements in Health & Safety

Our commitment to community engagement remains, and we continue to sponsor Ugborough FC under 15s, affectionately known as the ‘Uggies.’ In the spirit of festive cheer, we’ve treated them to what we imagine will be a memorable Bubble Football experience for Christmas!

On the professional front, we have partnered with GreenLight H&S Services for Health and safety support. Their recent unannounced audit resulted in an impressive score of 80%, with only minor non-conformances. One thing that is worth particular note was that we achieved ‘Industry Best Practice‘ in three crucial areas—Electrical Safety, Fire Safety, and Manual Handling. This accomplishment showcases our dedication to maintaining the highest standards in workplace safety.

Exciting Plans for 2024

Looking ahead to 2024, we have ambitious expansion plans at R. West & Son! We are set to order a CNC routing machine, a cutting-edge addition that will enhance our capabilities in manufacturing precision internal components for our customers. The anticipation is high, with several customers already expressing interest in utilising this new high-performance machine.

End of year round up - Stacks of Wood - R West & Son

Holiday Wishes and Closing Dates

As the festive season approaches, we extend warm wishes to all our customers. Your support, particularly during the relocation of our business, has been invaluable. R. West & Son wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We look forward to continuing our collaboration in 2024. Please note that our last day of work for 2023 is on the 22nd of December, and we will resume operations on the 3rd of January. Thank you for a remarkable year, and here’s to new beginnings and continued success in the coming year!

R.West and Son: Wood Packaging Experts

Established in 1910 and based in Plymouth, R. West & Son is leading in packaging services and timber packaging expertise. With a rich history spanning over a century, our family-owned business has evolved into one of the leading manufacturers of tailor-made wooden pallets, packing crates, and packing cases—all meticulously designed and crafted in-house. We specialise in providing a comprehensive timber and plywood packaging service, catering to UK delivery and global export needs. We offer an end-to-end service to leave you entirely at ease. Our flexibility sets us apart. We can produce small batches and low volumes, distinguishing us from competitors in the packaging services industry. We always encourage strong partnerships with select hauliers and shipping companies, meaning we excel in coordinating transportation for goods across the UK, Europe, and beyond. We are committed to delivering a streamlined and simplified service, ensuring the best possible experience for our valued customers.