The investment will enable the Leicester-based company to split its snack production between two sites – its existing Menzies Road facility, which will continue to specialise in traditional Indian snacks and its new seven-acre plant on the Attleborough Fields Industrial Estate, Nuneaton which will manufacture its Eat Real ‘healthier snacking’ brand.
Cofresh, also plans to extend its Nuneaton premises from 140,000 to 180,000 sq ft, bringing the company’s total production and warehousing ‘footprint’ to just under 400,000 sq ft.
Nuneaton 'great potential'
“We’re delighted to be taking this hugely significant step in the development of our business,” Cofresh managing director Priyesh Patel, said. “Nuneaton’s central location is well-placed for our customer base and offers a great infrastructure and easy access from our primary location in nearby Leicester, while the site itself is perfect for our immediate needs and offers great potential for our ambitious business growth.”
Cofresh Snack Foods has manufactured traditional and authentic Indian snacks since 1974.
In 2015 it launched the healthier snacking brand Eat Real in response to the growing demand for ‘free from’ and vegan snacks, which now include Hummus, Lentil and Quinoa Chips, Quinoa Puffs and Veggie Straws.
Nuneaton MP Marcus Jones added: “I’m delighted to welcome this long-standing family business to Nuneaton. Cofresh and its Eat Real brand are expanding rapidly and I very much welcome this significant investment and creation of new jobs on a site which has been vacant for some time.”