Cereal manufacturer opens £2M factory

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Bokomo foods has opened a £2M production facility
Bokomo foods has opened a £2M production facility

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Breakfast cereal manufacturer Bokomo Foods has opened a £2M production facility in Cambridgeshire.

The ­​18683m​facility  in Orton Southgate, Peterborough will allow the manufacturer to more than double its production capacity.

It had also invested in new machinery in order to further improve customer lead times, according to Bokomo.

“We’re hugely excited to have opened our new, large-scale site, which we have designed specifically to meet the requirements of a world-class breakfast cereal business,”​ said John Hiles, ceo of Bokomo Foods.

‘Involved careful planning’

“The relocation from our old factory has involved careful planning to ensure there is no disruption for our existing customers.

“The new factory will allow us to expand and we will improve efficiencies across all areas to enhance the overall offering for our customers.”

The new facility includes: gated security, centralised offices, and improved facilities for both the firm’s workforce and research and development.

Bokomo moved from its previous 6,000m2 ​site that was made up of six separate buildings. 

Operations had been streamlined at the new site and the energy efficiency across the production cycle had been significantly improved thanks to keeping the facilities under one roof, claimed Bokomo.

Investment of over £2M

Construction of the factory was completed in May 2016 following an investment of more than £2M by owner Pioneer Foods. The site is now fully operational since opening on June 3 this year.

“The installation of a new oven means we’ve been able to increase our baking capacity and a high-speed machine has allowed for increases in packaging capacity,” ​said Hiles.

“With more than 7,000 pallet spaces, the business has plenty of room for expansion.”

It has sites at both Peterborough and Wellingborough and produces more than 10M bowls of cereal a week for supermarkets nationwide.

South Africa-based Pioneer Foods also owns Lipton and Marmite.

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