Fast Moving Consumer Goods
The Furness area has two significant companies involved in fast moving consumer goods manufacture for UK and European customer markets.
Kimberly-Clark Situated on the edge of the Lake District National Park Barrow Mill is the largest tissue Mill in Europe. The site is 72 acres and the Mill operates 365 days per year, 24 hours a day. It supports two Kimberly-Clark businesses: KC Professional making products such as industrial wipes; and Consumer - Family Care producing well known brands such as Andrex, and a full range of Kleenex facial tissues. The mill currently employs 427 people and was opened by Bowater Scott in 1967, in 1986 became Scott Limited, and then in 1996 a merger took place with Kimberly-Clark. Since the merger The Mill has successfully positioned itself as part of the strategic footprint for Kimberly-Clark Europe and has attracted £125M investment since 1996.
Robert McBride Group (Tel +44 (0) 1229 814000)
The Barrow Manufacturing site makes
- Dishwasher tablets
- Detergents in powder, tablet and liquid
Employment exceeds 200 people
Fast moving consumer goods manufacturing in Furness is based on:
- Good logistics
- Ease of access to a large UK wide consumer market
- Skilled process and production workforce
- Flexible work patterns
- Low cost land
- Plentiful supplies of water, electricity, gas
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