Andy Reeves, managing director of cards-x
Chloe Shakesby

Malton security company to create jobs as it locks in eco-friendly acquisition

A security company with headquarters in Yorkshire has announced plans to create new jobs as it acquires an eco-friendly competitor.

cards-x, which expanded into the UK with its Malton base earlier this year, has now acquired Preston-based Evohold, which is the world’s most eco-friendly manufacturer of ID card holders.

The company is aiming to create 10 new jobs over the coming year following the acquisition, and Evohold’s machinery and manufacturing centre will now be relocated to cards-x’s Malton distribution and manufacturing facility.

Andy Reeves, managing director of cards-x, commented: “Evohold is a leading name in the production of ID card holders and complements the products we supply at cards-x, which made this acquisition a perfect fit and gives us another range of first-class products that we can offer customers.

“As with most sectors, the green agenda is shaping the future of our industry and crucially, Evohold is at the forefront of this.

“All its products are manufactured in the UK and use recycled plastic or materials that are compostable in just four weeks.

“In addition, the antimicrobial products, that stop the cross contamination of germs, are proving particularly popular in the Covid-19 pandemic, in all types of environments from schools to hospitals, which makes this a key growth area.”

Max Fretwell of Evohold added: “Over the last four years we’ve built a successful business on the foundations of being a UK manufacturer with solid eco-credentials. Andy immediately understood the importance of maintaining this ethos and I’m looking forward to seeing the products continue to flourish as part of cards-x.”

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