PFF Group has invested in new folding equipment to speed up production of disposable personal protective equipment (PPE) at its Washington plant. The new equipment will work alongside PFF’s recently installed custom-built PPE manufacturing machinery and comes on the back...
The PFF Group has appointed Andrew Frith as general manager for packaging at its Washington site. Andrew will support the plant’s general manager John Conway in the development of the site following unprecedented growth after the company won a contract...
A packaging and print firm is entering a new era following its owner’s decision to hand over the reins. Russell Croisdale has been managing director of the Encore Group, which comprises print, packaging and envelope divisions in Washington, Peterlee and...
Ambitious plans to create a giant business park in Washington which would create around 1,600 new jobs have moved a step closer with the submission of detailed planning applications. Sunderland Council has received the proposals from developers Legal & General...
A long-standing manufacturing firm is making plans to expand under new ownership after securing a six-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund supported by The European Regional Development Fund. Armarium Crown acquired family-owned Crown Doors & Shutters after...
A Wearside company at the cutting edge of solar power generation has secured almost £6m funding to help it revolutionise energy generation, potentially across the globe. Power Roll, based on Washington’s Turbine Business Park, has agreed a £5.8m funding package...
Washington-based packaging firm PFF Group has established a new health division following its appointment to manufacture 360 million disposable polythene aprons for frontline NHS staff and social care workers. The contract from the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC)...
A £9.1m redevelopment project at Parsons Vehicle Workshop and Depot in Washington will help Sunderland City Council achieve carbon neutral status for Sunderland by 2040. The existing workshop will be demolished and replaced with a new council depot building which...
Manufacturer PFF Group has made four key appointments at its Washington site following a contract win to produce PPE for the NHS. The contract from the Department of Health and Social Care will see PFF manufacture 360 million disposable polythene aprons. The company...
Brexit has given Washington’s giant Nissan car factory a competitive advantage over its rivals according to the company’s chief operating officer. The bonus comes in the shape of being able to buy car batteries from within the UK, which means...

Recent Posts