A NEW paper-shredding facility has been unveiled by an MP.

North Shropshire MP Owen Paterson officially opened EvaStore's document-shredding facility at Artillery Business Park, Oswestry.

The new installation is housed within their existing high security, confidential, document management warehouse.

Gary Tait, head of sales and operations at EvaStore, said: "The new shredding machine will enable us to securely shred in excess of 2 tonnes of confidential paper per hour.

"This may be old records which are no longer legally required or documents which have been securely scanned and stored on our secure database."

The shredded and baled paper, as well as baled cardboard and plastic film, created by the new machine is then securely transported to UK recycling plants, ensuring as high a recycling rate for the business and its customers as possible.

Along with the new shredding facility, the facility also offers document storage and scanning services.

Mr Paterson said: "Amazing service storing millions of documents in 100,000 boxes on site, shredding, and able to locate, scan and email an individual document within one hour.’

Patrick Evans, managing director of EvaStore, added: "Growing up in Oswestry, we are very proud of the work our group has done to deliver jobs and trade for the local area.

"Over £1m of our groups spend on services, people and more comes from within the SY10 and SY11 postcodes and as we continue to grow, so too will our investment in the local business community"