Factory extension in Burton Latimer creates up to 50 jobs

Metin Fevzi-Hunt, Sue Garfitt, Philip Hollobone MP, Lord Livingston, Ann De Jeager and Geert Tuytens
Metin Fevzi-Hunt, Sue Garfitt, Philip Hollobone MP, Lord Livingston, Ann De Jeager and Geert Tuytens
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Food manufacturer Alpro officially opened its £28.5m factory extension at Burton Latimer today (Thursday, March 12).

The plants-based foods producer has turned what used to be a field next to its existing site in Altenzdiez Way into a state-of-the-art production line in less than a year.

The new factory has created 35 jobs, and the firm hopes to recruit an additional 15 people.

It was opened by the minister of state for trade and investment, Lord Livingston, who confessed he is already a fan of the firm’s products. He added: “Alpro is a success story. This major commitment to the Burton Latimer site sends a very clear and positive message about innovation and excellence in the UK food and drink industry.”

Also at the opening was the MP for Kettering, Philip Hollobone. He said: “I am delighted to see a company which has had the vision to effectively create a new product show such commitment to strengthening the local economy through increased employment.”

The firm produces its drinks products at its site in Burton Latimer and the new facility will allow it to double production to 150m litres a year. It will be used to produce its almond, hazlenut and coconut flavoured drinks.

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