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KP Snacks investing £6m at Teeside factory
KP Snacks has announced it is investing £6m into a new pellet production facility at its Teesside factory in Billingham; home of Pom Bear, Hula Hoops Puft and McCoy’s.
Construction has begun at the site, with a view to it being fully operational around the end of September 2019. The new facility will produce some of the ingredients used to make Pom Bear and Hula Hoops Puft.
Lee Appleby, Factory General Manager at KP Snacks Teesside, said: “This is an exciting time for Teesside, which is KP’s biggest site employing over 700 people. The pellet plant will create over 20 new positions in a number of different roles, including production, supply chain, engineering and hygiene at both manager and team member levels. It’s a great year for this most recent investment to be taking place as Teesside celebrates its 50th birthday in 2019.”