Faccenda plans new factory
Food producer Faccenda Group has announced plans to build a new factory at its food processing facility in Telford.
At the end of the month, the company will begin building work on the 100,000sq ft food processing facility, which will be built alongside the existing 56,000sq ft factory facility.
Faccenda’s managing director Andy Dawkins said: “This is another major step in delivering Faccenda’s growth strategy. It signals a step-change in our capability to satisfy our customers requirements for innovative fresh and convenience food solutions.
“Building the new facility at our Telford site will support this strategy by delivering a more streamlined, simple and efficient supply chain and create the space for rapid future growth, in both volume and product diversity, to our customers.”
Faccenda has worked closely with local authorities during the planning stages of the project.
Councillor Charles Smith, Telford & Wrekin Council’s cabinet member for housing, development and borough towns, said: “We are a business-winning and business-supporting council and have recently launched our Invest In Telford programme to encourage companies to relocate here. A key part of that programme is also about supporting existing businesses to reach their maximum potential and remove any red tape in their way that prevents that. We have been working very closely with Faccenda to enable them to develop their Hortonwood site and I am delighted they are now able to make this announcement.”
Additionally, the company is one of the UK’s leading independent food producers and, last year, it acquired Cranberry Foods.