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Drinks processor to create 100 jobs

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Cawingredients advises big brands on processing and product development
Cawingredients advises big brands on processing and product development

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Soft drinks maker Cawingredients is investing £42M in its site at Leeming Bar Industrial Estate in North Yorkshire, creating more than 100 jobs and boosting production and warehouse capacity.

Cawingredients ceo Andrew Cawthray told FoodManufacture.co.uk: “We have just spent the last 18 months putting plans together … we will create over the next three years over 100 new jobs and  … we are committed to expenditure of £42M over the next two and a half years.”

The company’s existing factory houses two production lines. In the short term the contract manufacturer would focus on installing an additional line and completing an 8,826m2​ satellite warehouse by early next year, said Cawthray.

However, he said Cawingredients was also planning to construct a fully automated warehouse complex, housing 30,000 pallet spaces and incorporating the latest technology, adjacent to its factory to make product flow more efficient. He expected that facility to be operational from spring 2017.

Expand production capacity

In addition to all of this, there would be space to expand production capacity even further in the longer term, said Cawthray.

Talks were already underway “withsome very major brands”​, many of which Cawingredients had already forged trade partnerships with, to fill much of the planned capacity, he claimed.

Money for the current project had been sourced partly through loans and partly through cash flow, he added.

Cawingredients was set up in 2010​ and represented Cawthray’s re-entry into the soft drinks category, having sold his firm Macaw Soft Drinks to the Cott Corporation in 2005 for £76M. Turnover for Cawingredients leapt from zero to £44.5M in the three years after its inception, which he largely funded himself, Cawthray said.

The company occupies a 26-acre site and focuses on providing a range of manufacturing, bottling, packaging, product development and other advisory services to major drinks manufacturers.

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Posted by abelardo cervantes,

I would like too apply for production operative

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