Warburtons opens new £20m plant in Burnley

By Dean

20 May 2015

Warburtons has officially opened its new £20m plant in Burnley, which will produce its growing range of sandwich alternatives.

With capacity to bake up to 34,000 Wraps and Thins products per hour, the sheet and cut line has been built in response to increasing demand for new and innovative bakery products.

Brett Warburton, executive director at Warburtons, said: “After many months of hard work, we are proud to open the newest, most advanced, sheet and cut line in the country. We first opened the bakery in Burnley back in 1981, our third at the time, and this site has been integral to the business success over the last 30 years.

"It's created new jobs, we've largely used Burnley-based contractors and so that has helped the economy it brings prosperity to the area. We hope this investment keeps manufacturing at the heart of Burnley and hopefully we've supported the local economy by the capital spend and will continue to support by employing local people in the town.

"This is now our sixth plant on this site, it's a big bakery and its a vote of confidence and thanks to the people who work here."

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