SOMERSET-based technical fabric manufacturer Nonwovenn has invested £7million in its Bridgwater production site in the past 12 months.

Despite a disruptive year, Nonwovenn has purchased the freehold of its production site, securing it’s future presence in the town.

It has also invested in new a manufacturing line with additional state of the art technologies that provides a significant increase in capacity and access to new product sectors.

Nonwovenn has also made a significant investment in its people over the last 12 months, in innovation, quality, operations and commercial including the appointment of commercial director, Nigel Hardy, an experienced FMCG sector executive, to lead the business through its next stage of growth.

The business currently employs more than 210 people and has enjoyed 12 years of continued growth in sales.

Mr Hardy said: "Over the last 18 months, Nonwovenn has focussed on building manufacturing and commercial capability to ensure we are well positioned to drive growth as we come out of the pandemic.

"Despite the challenging year, we have continued to trade well and are particularly proud of the commitment of our team, ensuring our manufacturing output and service to our customers continued without disruption.

"At Nonwovenn, we believe that investing in people and manufacturing assets is key to our success.

"Having invested significantly in not only its people, but its premises and new technology, Nonwovenn is primed for growth, and I’m looking forward to supporting the business’s exciting growth strategy.”