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KP Snacks opens new £6m Teeside production facility
KP Snacks Teesside has opened its new £6m pellet production facility. The pellets manufactured on two lines in the new facility will be used to make Pom-Bear and Hula Hoops Puft products.
The plant in Teesside is the largest of KP Snacks’ manufacturing sites and is home to some of the nation’s most-loved brands, including McCoy’s, Pom-Bear, Discos and Hula Hoops Puft.
The site employs 750 people, including 25 new roles in the pellet plant.
Lee Appleby, Factory General Manager, said: “The opening of our new facility comes at a great time as Teesside is celebrating 50 years of production in 2019. We are passionate about employing local people and we have generations of families here at the site. We invited our recently-retired colleague, Sue Devlin back to cut the ribbon as we launched the new plant, in celebration of the 41 years’ service she has given our site. I’m proud to be leading KP Teesside during this exciting time of investment and growth”.
Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen opened the new 2300m² extension. He added: “KP is another example of a major household name that is thriving in the Tees Valley. Its products are loved up and down the UK and across the world, and this expansion shows they have no plans to slow down.
“If the fact we’re home to the biggest KP plant isn’t enough, this demonstrates a further commitment to our region, our residents and our supply chains, bringing with it even more jobs for local people. Congratulations on reaching 50 years of production in the area – here’s to 50 more.”