"One of the UK's leading fresh food product manufacturers, Chiltern Foods Limited, cut the ribbon on a state of the art, £1 million production facility in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.
The business, which manufactures fresh salads, breakfast foods and sandwich fillings for both the retail and food service sectors, will initially be increasing its workforce by close to 30%, with an expectation that this number will rise further in the medium term.
Aylesbury MP David Lidington CBE opened the new site in December last year and commented, “Aylesbury’s central location makes us an ideal choice for business. So, I am delighted that Chiltern Foods has decided to continue to invest in its future with us and I particularly welcome the news about local jobs. This is good news for Aylesbury and I wish them every success for the future.” Chiltern Foods, who recently changed their name from Chiltern Salads, have been in Aylesbury since 1991.
The investment increases the size of the factory to over 20,000 sqft enabling the business to capitalize on addiotional demand for their products. Christoph Haschka, CEO of The Food Solutions Group of which Chiltern Foods are a part of, comments, “I’m delighted that we have the opportunity to grow our site and with it employ more local people into the Chiltern Foods team. Our people are as talented as they are loyal, and their knowledge and expertise has been a key part of our success over the last three decades. We’re thrilled that every single employee will be migrating to the new site.”