Morrow Brothers chooses Chorley

A world leader in brewery containers is opening a new bottling plant in Chorley creating 19 new jobs.

Opening of Morrow Brothers new bottling plant Buckshaw Village officially opened by Lindsay Hoyle MP

Morrow Brothers opened the new plant on Buckshaw Village and will be serving micro-breweries across the whole of the UK.

The move is being supported by Chorley Council, which provided a £23,750 grant towards the purchasing of the new bottling equipment.

Gerard Crompton, managing director of Morrow Brothers, said he was delighted to have a new site in Chorley: “We are in the ideal location in the centre of the North West with brilliant transport links providing easy access to all of our customers.

“The micro-breweries don’t have the volume of beer to warrant investing in their own bottling plants, but collectively, a significant volume of business can be achieved and the line is capable of bottling 1,000 litres per hour.

“We’ve also had great support from Chorley Council and the grant really helped us and was one of the reasons we chose to locate our new plant in Chorley.”

Morrow Brothers Limited has been at the forefront of brewery container repair and refurbishment for the last 40 years and has its base in Walton Summit.

Over this time many millions of containers have been processed through the factory and hundreds of breweries have been served. The company has an unparalleled reputation in the UK, but also as an exporter to all major continents around the world.

Leader of Chorley Council, councillor Alistair Bradley, said: “Attracting new businesses like this into the borough is an important part of the work we are doing to put Chorley on the map and create new jobs for local people. “The Choose Chorley grant is one way that businesses can be supported in making the move to Chorley, and be further supported, when established here, in their growth and development."