Bury Council's Visit
23rd April 2018

Bury Council’s Visit to Open Newly Refurbished Premises


On April 12th, Bury Council came to visit us here to see the work we have been doing over the past few years.

Below is the press release regarding the visit and the small “opening”:


Polystyrene Manufacturer Extends Bury Factory with Export Fund Backing


More jobs and increased turnover are expected at Radcliffe company Molygran following the completion of a new extension to their Bury Road factory.

Council leader Cllr. Rishi Shori today (12/4/18) officially opened the facilities which include a revamped shop floor and new offices. Molygran believe increased production of their polystyrene goods will now push turnover up by 30-50% in the next 12 months, fuelled partly by increased export demand.

This export potential has been backed by the Greater Manchester Export Fund which made a 20% contribution to the company investment in the refurbishment and extension.

Founded in 1979, Molygran makes innovative polystyrene packaging, design and merchandising materials, as well as specialist pieces for the civil engineering sector. Turnover grew by 50% from 2014 to 2016 but by then it was clear they had outgrown their current premises which were also in need of modernisation. They decided to re-invest in the company and keep it at its present location in Bury.

Cllr. Shori was very impressed by what he saw: “We’ve had a fantastic visit at Molygran today, and what a business! Family run which really shines through. There’s a great atmosphere as you go around.”

“It’s been great to see what can be done with polystyrene, I didn’t realise how versatile it is, from insulation to all the great display products.”

Councillor Rishi Souri and Molygran

Owner Patrick Eastham added: “It was interesting to meet with members of the local council and discuss policies regarding recycling plastic waste, and how the council might be able to improve recycling volumes and reduce the amount sent to landfill.

“Interim Chief Executive Pat Jones-Greenhalgh was very complimentary of our living wage commitment and can see we take our social responsibility within our local area very seriously.”