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Thornton & Ross make seven-figure growth investment
Huddersfield-baed pharmaceutical manufacturer, Thornton & Ross, is expanding with a new seven-figure state-of-the-art facility due to open at the beginning of January.
The technologically advanced 600 sqm bottling and filling line will be incorporated within the existing Thornton & Ross warehouse.
The move is part of ambitious growth plans by Thornton & Ross – Huddersfield’s largest employer – and represents the most significant investments Thornton & Ross parent company, STADA, has made in the UK. Forty permanent jobs will be created at the site.
Mark Kirkup, Thornton & Ross Vice-President of UK Operations, said the new facility was essential in enabling the company to expand: “This facility represents the largest single investment that our parent company, the STADA Group, has made at our UK site and underlines the success of Thornton & Ross as a company.
“It will form an integral part of our plans to expand, which include the creation of 40 new permanent positions across the company.
“We selected our partners on this project for their technical capabilities and experience of working in similar environments. Despite the short timeframe for completion, we are extremely pleased with how the project is progressing and look forward to seeing the new bottling line in action.”
Building and civil engineering works will be completed by a well-established construction company specialising in this type of installation so the project has minimal impact and without significant downtime on existing filling lines.
Shaun Sykes, Managing Director from project partner, Hawkins Construction, added: “Hawkins Construction is extremely proud to be involved with this project and look forward to working closely with Thornton & Ross and building our relationship with the project team involved. Our teams will ensure all work complies with our ISO:9001 2015 certified quality standards.”
Thornton & Ross develops, manufactures and supplies a wide range of branded over-the-counter medicines, dermatological solutions and other healthcare and hygiene products.