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Sweet success for Haribo

Haribo’s new £92 million factory, which is currently under construction in Castleford, West Yorkshire, is set to create almost 300 new jobs.

The new site will span 30,700sqm and will produce 48,000 tonnes of its mouth watering products each year.

Northfield Construction are working on site to construct the main production facility, including the office block and kitchen. PERI Ltd, the world’s largest provider and manufacturer of formwork and scaffolding systems, are providing a safe, fast and efficient soffit system large enough to produce quick cycle times and keep the use of cranes to a minimum.

The project has been funded from the government’s Regional Growth Fund (RGF) Round 1, receiving £6.4m. Northfield’s Construction Manager, Paul McGarry, said:

“The Haribo production facility has been an exciting and enjoyable project to work on, especially as it will help create more jobs across the West Yorkshire region.

“During the tender stage, PERI designed a lightweight MULTIPROP table system, ensuring the maximum sized table was utilised in line with our crane lifting capabilities. This design has allowed us to use a table in some locations up to 40%

larger than traditional schemes, having a profound benefit on quality and the overall programme. PERI also designed large 74m2 tables which have kept the materials to a minimum, thus utilising maximum efficiency.”

“PERI’s technical office has been terrific from the very offset and has provided continuous dialogue and regular site visits during the length of the project, helping to identify possible design problems and eliminate any issues later on.

Simon Dowd, Senior Sales Engineer explained how PERI rose to the challenges of the Haribo construction:

“We supplied Northfield with four excellent pieces of equipment from our extensive range in order to create the safest environment for the construction workers, and all without compromising productivity. Speed was also key on this particular

project.”

Construction work is now halfway to completion and remains on target to be completed in April 2015. The new factory will complement Haribo’s existing facility in Pontefract with the first two productions lines expected to be fully operational by the end of 2015.

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