Wren Kitchens invests £120million in plant

The kitchen retailer plans to create 1.200 jobs in the Humber region

07 Jun, 19

Retailer Wren Kitchens is investing over £120million in its fourth manufacturing plant, and aims to create up to 1,200 new jobs at its Barton-upon-Humber headquarters.

It is submitting a planning application for a 910,000 sq. ft. facility to be built behind the existing factory on part of its 180-acre site.

From opening its first showroom 10 years ago, Wren Kitchens now has 78 showrooms nationwide.

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And according to the company, it requires this new facility to keep-up with its future expansion plans.

Wren Kitchens currently employs more than 1,500 people at its headquarters in Barton, with another 1,000 employed at its sites in Scunthorpe, Howden and in Hull.

Managing director of Wren Kitchens Mark Pullan, said: “This project will be the largest single investment in Wren’s history and having considered different locations both across the UK and abroad, we believe that developing the existing site in Barton-upon-Humber provides us with the best solution.

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“The new factory demonstrates our commitment to manufacturing in the UK and particularly the Humber Region.

“We believe that continual re-investment in our business is essential to maintaining our current growth rate and subject to receiving planning approval, the project will be funded internally.”

Aside from 1,200 new manufacturing roles, Wren will also be creating new positions in IT development, engineering, customer service and product development to keep pace with growing customer demand.

Wren is celebrating its 10th anniversary and earlier this year was named the UK’s Best place to work by leading jobs website Indeed.co.uk.

Wren Kitchens supplies over half a billion pounds worth of kitchens directly to retail customers every year.

It been awarded the FIRA International Gold Certification by the Furniture Industry Research Association and  the Manufacturing Guild Mark by the Furniture Makers’ Company.

Wren Kitchens has also been presented the Made in Britain marque in recognition of its commitment to manufacturing.