Longford, Monday May 14th 2018: Leetha Industries, manufacturers of packaging material for the medical, foodservice and disposable packaging sectors today announced it is to establish a manufacturing and supply operation called Red Seal Cups Limited in Longford. The new facility will create 100 + jobs over three years.
The project is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.
Leetha is partnering with Food Containers Manufacturing UK Ltd. to establish Red Seal Cups Ltd. which will produce Leetha’s patented range of heat resistant packaging solutions for the UK and European marketplace.
The company will recruit personnel for a range of roles from senior Management to packers and warehouse  staff. 
Welcoming the announcement, the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Ms. Heather Humphreys T.D., said ‘I am delighted that Red Seal Cups have decided to establish a new manufacturing plant in Longford, this will result in the creation of more than 100 jobs over the next three years. This is a great vote of confidence in what Ireland has to offer, especially in a regional location. I wish the company every success.”
Speaking at the announcement Minister of State Kevin Boxer Moran said, “Winning investment for regional locations such as Longford is a key focus for the Government and I am very pleased to support this project which is a further example of the Government’s commitment to the Regional Action Plan for Jobs. The jobs being created will be a great boost for the local economy and create new opportunities for the community here in Longford. I wish Red Seal Cups every success with their growth plans and offer them the continued support of the government.”
The company’s CEO Bob Mann said: “Red Seal wish to thank The IDA and in particular Joe Collum for all their initial guidance and support in helping us to make this major investment in the Midlands and we look forward to commencing recruitment at the earliest opportunity. “ 
IDA Ireland’s CEO Martin Shanahan said: “IDA is committed to regional development. This is a significant investment and a great win for Longford and the Midlands Region. The creation of 100 jobs will deliver substantial economic benefit to the region. I’m delighted that the company has chosen to locate here and I wish Red Seal Cups great success for the future.”
For more information on the new roles please go to: info@redsealcups.com

About the company
Leetha Industries is a privately owned manufacturer of packaging material for the medical, foodservice and disposable packaging sectors. Established in 1979, it is headquartered in Cochin in the southern Indian state of Kerala. Leetha employs over 600 people at its various production facilities in southern India.

Food Containers Manufacturing UK Ltd. is a UK based food packaging manufacturing company established in 2003 to service the UK and European marketplace. The company is a leading supplier to the leading Quick Service Restaurants (QSR) and Wholesale/Cash & Carry sector in the UK and Europe with customers including Makro, Bookers. 
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