23 Jan 2024

Caddick to Expand Haribo Factory In Castleford

Caddick to Expand Haribo Factory In Castleford

Yorkshire-based Caddick Construction has been appointed to build a new dedicated warehousing space on behalf of HARIBO UK, enabling the confectionary company to deliver world-class production in West Yorkshire.

Caddick’s appointment to the flagship project follows planning permission for the scheme, which will include a 94,000 sq. ft warehouse built on the 13-hectare site adjacent to the existing factory at Whitwood Common Lane beside the M62.

Designed to increase the capacity of HARIBO UK’s sweet production and distribution, the new facility helps safeguard 600 jobs across their two Yorkshire sites. Building work is expected to start on site soon with completion expected early 2025.

The project will see Caddick grow its manufacturing portfolio, which also includes Yara International’s new manufacturing plant at Ozone Business Park in Howden, for which Caddick was appointed as the main contractor in October last year.

Paul Dodsworth, Caddick Construction Group’s Managing Director, commented: “Our appointment to HARIBO UK’s expansion plans is very exciting for Caddick as we grow our manufacturing portfolio. As a Yorkshire business, we’re very proud to once again be leading on a development that will boost industry and protect employment, making this great region home to world-leading manufacturing. We are looking forward to starting work on site and working with HARIBO UK to fulfil their expansion plans.”

Jon Hughes, Managing Director of HARIBO UK and Ireland, added: "Following another successful year, we're pleased to have recently received planning approval for a new, purpose-built warehouse at our Castleford site. We expect to break ground and begin construction soon and are delighted to have appointed local Yorkshire construction firm Caddick Construction to support the build.

“For fifty years, we've been part of Yorkshire's sweet-making tradition. The new warehouse will allow us to manage increased volumes of finished product and stock more raw materials and packaging so that we can meet the growing demand for our delicious treats to create more moments of childlike happiness across the UK."

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