60 jobs for new £36m factory
An international soft drinks company has chosen Peterborough for its first European manufacturing plant. Kingsley Beverage is investing £36 min the plant at Great Haddon and will create up to 60 jobs.
An international soft drinks maker is to create its first European manufacturing plant in Peterborough. South African drinks manufacturer Kingsley Beverage is investing £36 million to build a 150,000 square feet manufacturing plant at Peterborough Gateway, at Great Haddon.
Bosses say they expect the new factory will create between 50 and 60 jobs.
The facility will feature manufacturing, warehouse and office space and will be the first in Europe for the firm which has seven factories in Africa and the Middle East.
Kingsley Beverage produc- es and distributes a range of carbonated soft drinks, fruit juices, energy drinks and bottled water.
A planning application has been submitted to Peterborough City Council and it is hoped that construction will start later this month.
The site will be developed by Roxhill Developments.
Kingsley Beverage is currently setting up its UK and European operations from a temporary premises in Orton Southgate, Peterborough until the new premises at Peterborough Gateway are ready for use.
Philip Nieman, managing director elect at Kingsley Beverage, said: “Kingsley hasseen exponential volume growth since its inception in 2007.
“Kingsley is confident that a growth opportunity exists in the UK, hence the decision to invest in a modern state of the art manufacturing facility.
Kingsley Beverage has been represented by commercial agents Savills.
Charles Spicer, industrial director at Savills, said: “The deal is particularly significant given it has completed since the EU referendum and will bring significant inward investment to the area as well as creating new jobs.”
This image shows how the planned Kingsley Beverage factory should appear once completed.