Packaging machinery supplier Bradman Lake Inc. said it expects by March to relocate its Charlotte, N.C., manufacturing plant to a new 40,000-sq.-ft. operation in Rock Hill, S.C.

Officials said all current employees will move the new location, which is about 15 miles south from the Charlotte plant. The new address is: 3050 Southcross Boulevard, Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Bradman Lake Inc. is the U.S. production and sales operating arm of UK-based Bradman Lake Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of the multi-disciplined global UK engineering group Langley Holdings plc.

Bradman Lake Inc. designs and builds highly automated packaging machinery used extensively in the bakery, frozen food, chocolate and confectionery industries in North and South America. The equipment includes wrapping, cartoning, robotic loading and case packing machinery sold either as separate units or now, more commonly, as part of completely integrated packaging systems. The Bradman Lake Group in the UK and USA currently employs more than 200 full-time engineers and designers and generates revenues in excess of $50 million.

“Our company continues to expand our product offerings by supplying complete integrated systems to our marketplace. Due to our company’s success, we have outgrown our current facility in Charlotte. The opening of the new “purpose built” factory will allow us to meet growing customer demand for our products," says Gary Pickett, president of Bradman Lake Inc. “We are very excited about the relocation of our operation."

"The new space is much more efficient and will allow the operation to better service our customers from order placement to full after sales support," he added. "In addition to more efficient space we will begin with a 30 percent increase in the production area with an opportunity for future expansion to double of the current space. We anticipate further sales growth and the Rock Hill area will provide a good pool of trained engineering staff for us to recruit from”.