Ambitious business planning jobs and expansion in Burnley
Leading local housewares manufacturer What More UK has announced the next stage of its £20m investment programme.
Padiham-based What More has increased its production capacity with eight new injection moulding machines and a fully integrated bakeware production line, that includes a pneumatic press capable of producing 1,200 items per hour. What More has also ordered a further two bakeware machines which it expects to arrive later this month.
Since the start of the pandemic What More UK has experienced strong demand for many of its housewares lines. This demand is not restricted to the UK and Europe but is emerging as a global trend. What More UK currently exports its products, all made in Lancashire, to 75 countries around the world.
The company has also announced it will be looking for a further 25 new members of staff to help keep up with the demand.
Tony Grimshaw OBE, a director at What More UK, commented: "We've been experiencing high demand and these latest measures are a response to that we've bought state-of-the-art machines and we're training up a new generation of apprentices to maintain them."
Projects like this one announced by What More UK will play an important role in growing our GDP and rebuilding the national economy. The global nature of the demand is particularly encouraging.
What More UK owns and manufactures housewares of all kinds including the popular brand Wham. The company also produces bakeware and cookware, around the sink items and products for home offices and utility rooms. On the outside of the home, What More produces gardenwares like planters, window boxes, and troughs.
Their products are available in all major UK supermarkets, 1600 independent retailers in the UK. As proud members of Made in Britain, What More also export products, each with a Union Jack logo throughout the world.