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Pecan Deluxe to invest £3m expanding factory
Food manufacturer, Pecan Deluxe Candy has broken ground on the ambitious factory extension that will accommodate the company’s continuing growth and prosperity into the 2020s.
Due for completion in October 2018, the company’s £3 million investment will not only enhance the employees’ working environment but also significantly expand the warehousing, logistics & manufacturing demands of the business. Internal restructuring will provide improved access between the various production & storage units, improving efficiency through the reduction of stock movements, and a series of new equipment installations will increase production capacities in the chocolate moulding and bakery areas.
Recognising massive demand for the company’s frozen ingredients, the investment also includes provision of loading canopies & the addition of new onsite frozen storage units – powered by a new, dedicated substation.
Helping Managing Director Graham Kingston with these developments is Stephanie Cryer, Director of Finance and Administration, who was recently presented with a 20-year long service award.
Stephanie explained: “Thanks to its reputation across Europe as an innovative food tailor for any type of food company, Pecan Deluxe Europe has had an incredibly successful year with a record turnover of £13.5million. We expect our growth to continue with £15m turnover anticipated for next year and further growth into the 2020s – thanks in no small part to this expansion and enhancement of our R&D and production operations.
“Pecan Deluxe already offers international standard ingredient development and production facilities, and we expect our latest investment to consolidate our reputation for innovation and quality within the food manufacturing arena, thus underpinning our ongoing growth and of course creating the opportunity for further investment to help provide customers across the world with their next new product launch.”
All Pecan Deluxe products, including traditionally made but innovatively flavoured fudges, moulded chocolate shapes, brownie pieces and praline nuts, are made using natural colours and flavourings in strict allergen controlled, BRC double A grade facilities. The company is constantly innovating to develop new flavours and textures and can create bespoke products tailor-made to customers’ requirements.