Warburtons has been given the green light for its new factory

Warburtons has been given the green light for its new factory

Warburtons has received planning permission for a new plant in Burnley, the UK baker said today (10 March).

The new plant, which will produce wraps and sandwich thins, will be built adjacent to the existing bakery on Billington Road, which employs 250 staff. It is expected the new development will create 60 new local jobs "over the long term", Warburtons said.

Building is due to start this month. The plant is expected to be operational by January.

Neil Campbell, managing director at Warburtons, said: "This is an exciting time for the business and underlines our continued commitment to future growth. We recognise that consumer needs and tastes are changing and we must ensure we are fit to meet their needs, now and into the future. As a family business, we are able to take decision for the long term and we're looking forward to expanding our presence in Burnley - a town which we have been a part of for over 30 years"

Warburtons has existing wraps and sandwich thins plants in Bristol and Bolton and produces over GBP1m of these products each week. Burnley was chosen as the next location for investment due to its supply chain links and suitability for build.

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Warburtons, the UK’s largest bakery brand, has today announced it has been granted planning permission for a new £20million plant at its Burnley bakery. 

 

The new plant will be built adjacent to the existing bakery on Billington Road and it is expected that over the long term the new development will create 60 new local jobs. The 35week build programme is due to start in March and the plant is expected to be operational by January 2015.

The new plant will produce Warburtons’ range of Sandwich Alternatives, including its Wraps and Sandwich Thins products. It represents the increasing popularity from consumers for new and innovative bakery products and the business’ commitment to future growth through diversification and innovation.

Neil Campbell, Managing Director at Warburtons, said: “This is an exciting time for the business and underlines our continued commitment to future growth. We recognise that consumer needs and tastes are changing and we must ensure we are fit to meet their needs, now and into the future. As a family business, we are able to take decision for the long term and we’re looking forward to expanding our presence in Burnley – a town which we have been a part of for over 30 years”

Warburtons has existing Wraps and Sandwich Thins plants in Bristol and Bolton and produces over £1m of these products each week. Burnley was chosen as the next location for investment due to its supply chain links and suitability for build.

 

Warburtons has been a part of the Burnley community for over 30 years and the site currently employees 250 people. 

Original source: Warburtons