A local business has been hailed for helping lead the world out of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Tri-Wall, with its UK head office based in Monmouth and six sites across Britain, continues to play an important role in the distribution of the vaccination programme.
As a leading supplier of corrugated packaging in the UK, Tri-Wall was selected by another leading UK packaging company to be a strategic partner in providing various components, including the outer cartons, which were witnessed through many social media channels as the distribution solution for the coronavirus vaccine that has made its journey to more than 100 countries around the world.
David Davies, MP for Monmouth and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales; Peter Fox, MS for Monmouth and Shadow Minister for Finance; and Keith Dunn, Honorary Consul for Japan in Wales, recently met with Tri-Wall UK CEO Gavin Peters and other staff at the site on Wonastow Road.
Mr Davies said: “I thoroughly enjoyed visiting this local company that undoubtedly has a global reach.
“The Astra-Zeneca vaccine, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said, was bottled in Wrexham. But not so many people are aware of the role a local manufacturer in Monmouthshire has played to support the Covid-19 vaccine programme.
“Tri-Wall is a pioneering company, with integrity and talent at its helm, that has played a historic role in helping our robust vaccination rollout.
“Without doubt, this company has stepped up to tackle the biggest challenge of our time.”
Mr Fox said: "Tri-Wall has played an instrumental role in both aiding the UK Government’s robust vaccination rollout, as well as making an enviable contribution towards the distribution of the vaccine.
“I dread to think where the world would now be without the talent and determination of Monmouthshire’s very own Tri-Wall.
“Tri-Wall’s historic success really does go to show that if you invest in Wales, Wales will invest back in you.”
Mr Dunn added: “I was absolutely delighted to join David Davies MP and Peter Fox MS in hearing more of the immense work Tri-Wall has thus far carried out.
“I encourage more Japanese firms to look at Tri-Wall’s successes and invest further in Wales.”
Mr Peters added: “Alongside our strategic partners, Tri-Wall is honoured to be such an instrumental part of the global vaccine rollout. The speed and ability of the people in the businesses to meet this demanding challenge reflect the strong capabilities we have to deliver.
“Wales is home to a great amount of knowledge and skill. We pride ourselves on turning that into results for customers and returns in investments for the future of our company.
“We are very grateful for the comments of the ministers and the Honorary Consul for Japan in Wales. We only see it as playing our part and doing our job when it matters the most.
"We look forward to delivering future innovations for Wales backed by Rengo and the global Tri-Wall brand.”