EHL Ingredients has grown into a new 8000 sqf site on the Broadstone Industrial Estate, in Manchester, UK, to keep up with growing customer demand for its products.
With two facilities already on the estate, this is EHL’s third unit, taking the total space to 40,000 sqf. The third site houses new machinery and tubs for dried herbs and spices, seeds and powders, as well as other products.
It will allow the company to process greater volumes of food ingredients, driven by an increase in customer requests and from existing clients placing larger orders, according to manchestereveningnews.co.uk.
The firm currently has 46 employees, its largest headcount to date, and is recruiting for several roles across the business.
Tasneem Alonzo, joint managing director, said: “We’ve outgrown our capacity in terms of storage, staff, machinery, administration and loading areas so needed a space to allow us to expand the business longer term. We decided to stay local and on the same industrial estate instead of moving our whole premises so when this unit came up, we were keen to review it. Over the last 12 months we’ve been taking orders for larger quantities which means we need to increase capacity. This new site will allow us to process more orders and higher volumes, more efficiently and quickly and the installation of the new machinery will enhance production and allow us to continue to innovate further.
Alonzo also added that the food ingredient sector is certainly in a period of growth and with the rise in popularity of organic, free-from, vegan and vegetarian foods, we’re continuously innovating to bring retailers, brands, manufacturers and caterers the right ingredients to suit consumer trends.