Pecan Deluxe celebrates multi-million expansion of inclusions production
European inclusions pioneer Pecan Deluxe Candy (Europe) Ltd will be launching its newly upgraded and extended manufacturing facilities, which include for its confectionery operations with a grand opening at its UK headquarters in Yorkshire.
The event on November 29th marks its £3million makeover during the past 12 months, including expansion of its warehousing and logistics areas, featuring the installation of a brand new cold extrusion line to help meet increasing demand for cookie dough.
According to the company, its expansion has improved access between various production & storage units to increase efficiency through the reduction of stock movements, and a series of new equipment installations that will increase production capacities in the chocolate moulding and bakery areas. Employees are also benefiting from an updated and extended working environment.
Recognising increasing demand for the company’s wide selection of ingredients, the investment also includes the installation of loading canopies and the addition of new onsite frozen storage units – powered by a new, dedicated substation. The official celebration of the enhancements will be at a special launch event which will feature live product demonstrations, tours of the upgraded and extended factory, and an exclusive in-depth presentation on the latest food and beverage trends influencing the industry today and in the future. Pecan Deluxe will also unveil an innovative new project that the company has been developing and which has so far been kept a closely guarded secret.
EMEA and APAC managing director, Graham Kingston, will officially kick off proceedings on the day. He explained: “Pecan Deluxe Candy Europe already has an outstanding reputation in the industry for producing innovative inclusions that really work on an industrial scale, across almost any application with the food and beverage sectors. Still, we’re never content to rest on our laurels and this massive investment will enable us to meet demand even more effectively and efficiently going forward – most notably with the addition of the new cold extrusion line to ensure our hundreds of well-known food manufacturer customers across Europe continue to receive timely deliveries of our delicious and versatile cookie doughs.
“It’s fascinating to see how not a minute has been wasted: as soon as one extension or enhancement was in place, it was immediately in demand to help meet orders and support R&D projects from both existing and new customers. I’m confident that Pecan Deluxe Europe will only continue to grow and this expansion will further cement our reputation as market leader across Europe.”
All Pecan Deluxe products, including cookie doughs, moulded chocolate shapes, fudge and brownie pieces and praline nuts, are made using natural colours and flavourings in strict allergen-controlled facilities.