Huddersfield pharmaceutical company Thornton & Ross is expanding, with a new seven-figure state-of-the-art facility due to open at the beginning of January.
The technologically advanced 600 sqm bottling and filling line will be incorporated within the existing Thornton & Ross warehouse, in order to preserve the highest standards of hygiene.
The move is part of ambitious growth plans by Thornton & Ross – Huddersfield’s largest employer – and represents the most significant investments Thornton & Ross parent company, STADA, has made in the UK. Forty permanent jobs will be created at the site.
The scheme is expected to take 22 weeks to complete, with a completion date of January 1st 2020. Work will involve demolition and alterations to structures around existing production lines, structural steelwork and gantries, internal hygiene standard fire walls, walk on ceiling, Electrical & Mechanical design and installation, hygiene doors, stainless steel kerbs and specialist anti-dissipative hygienic flooring.
Mark Kirkup, Thornton & Ross Vice-President of UK Operations, said the new facility was essential in enabling the company to expand: “This facility represents the largest single investment that our parent company, the STADA Group, has made at our UK site and underlines the success of Thornton & Ross as a company.
“It will form an integral part of our plans to expand, which include the creation of 40 new permanent positions across the company.