Pecan Deluxe’s £3m investment plans are underway
Inclusions specialist Pecan Deluxe Candy (Europe) has announced that its £3 million factory extension is due for completion in October 2018.
It is hoped that the investment will improve the employees’ working environment and expand the warehousing, logistics & manufacturing demands of the business.
Internal restructuring will provide improved access between the various production and storage units, improving efficiency through the reduction of stock movements, and a series of new equipment installations will increase production capacities in the chocolate moulding and bakery areas.
Recognising massive demand for the company’s frozen ingredients, the investment also includes provision of loading canopies and the addition of new onsite frozen storage units – powered by a new substation.
Assisting managing director Graham Kingston with these developments is Stephanie Cryer, director of finance and administration, who was recently presented with a 20-year long service award.
Cryer explains, “Thanks to its reputation across Europe as an innovative food tailor for any type of food company, Pecan Deluxe Europe has had an incredibly successful year with a record turnover of £13.5m. We expect our growth to continue with £15m turnover anticipated for next year and further growth into the 2020s – thanks in no small part to this expansion and enhancement of our R&D and production operations.
“Pecan Deluxe already offers international standard ingredient development and production facilities, and we expect our latest investment to consolidate our reputation for innovation and quality within the food manufacturing arena, thus underpinning our ongoing growth and of course creating the opportunity for further investment to help provide customers across the world with their next new product launch.”
According to the brand, all Pecan Deluxe products, including its flavoured fudges, moulded chocolate shapes, brownie pieces and praline nuts, are made using natural colours and flavourings in strict allergen controlled, BRC double A grade facilities.