A major job boost is to be made to Lincolnshire’s economy as the company Wren Kitchens announced that it would be creating 600 jobs.
A new manufacturing facility will be built on the 750,000 square foot site on Falkland Way in Barton-Upon-Humber as a £40 million investment. The site is currently being used as the company’s head office for logistics and warehousing. To make way for the new manufacturing plant, Wren intends to clear a warehouse and sell off £5 million worth of furniture at up to 70% discount off the usual retail price.
Barton already holds 429 employees after Wren took over the factory and land from firm Kimberly-Clark, an American company, in 2013. This expansion will increase the workforce of the company in North Lincolnshire to around 1500.
There are no middlemen involved in the success of Wren Kitchens, meaning that the savings made are passed on to the consumer. The £40 million expansion comes after Wren announced a 45% rise in annual turnover to £197 million.
The entire supply chain is owned by Wren itself; with the manufacturing of their own products, selling of its own products through their own retail stores and deliveries made by its own fleet of vehicles, it’s an independent company and is the maker of its own success.
There has been unprecedented growth in sales since Christmas time and is expected to rise over the next few years. Wren is said to be tripling the amount of showrooms across the UK and has announced that the Scunthorpe site, that employs around 400 people, is to be made into a six-shift-week instead of a five-shift-week operation, creating more jobs for the area.