Burnley housewares manufacturer announces further expansion work

Burnley plastic housewares manufacturer What More UK has announced the latest in a series of multi-million pound investments at its Altham site.

By John Deehan
Friday, 29th May 2020, 9:35 am
The new development will provide 26,000 sq. ft. of extra distribution space
The new development will provide 26,000 sq. ft. of extra distribution space

The new development will provide 26,000 sq. ft. of extra distribution space and operate as a link between two of their existing buildings.

The organisation, responsible for home storage brand Wham, currently runs manufacturing, distribution and office space extending over 500,000 sq. ft. across its two sites, Altham and Shuttleworth Mead.

This announcement comes on the back of record turnover in 2019, and positive business results since January. These have continued right through the current health crisis, culminating in this month being the best May in the firm's 21-year history.

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Company director Tony Grimshaw OBE said: "The manufacturing sector in Lancashire, and the whole of the UK, is ready, willing and able to supply the country's retailers in June when they are finally allowed to re-open. Britain is ready to get back to business and we are proud to be setting the example.

"This project, and others like it, are great for the morale of our 300 colleagues. Whichever way you look at it, manufacturing is still vital to the UK economy and it shows that the UK is a country that makes things and gets the job done."