Worcester based food manufacturer celebrates significant ‘post-lockdown’ growth

Vandemoortele Worcester is part of a global food manufacturing and supply business, with a history stretching back over 100 years, employing over 5,000 people globally.

Following significant investment in the plant capability throughout 2020, Vandemoortele Worcester, based in Lower Broadheath, they have continued to experience significant growth in demand for its products.

This growth meant, Mark Parton, Site Manager, was delighted to announce that the Worcester business is now expanding to operate 24 hours, 7 days a week.

“The completion of the final installation stage of the investment into our Worcester production facility now puts us into a strong position to fulfil our ambition to be the leading player in the UK pre-proofed bakery product market” Mark commented.

“The unique proposition and benefits of being able to service the UK market with top quality Viennoiserie offerings produced right here in Worcestershire has generated great interest from our major UK retail customers.

“The additional growth means we are now able to expand our operation ahead of schedule and offer a number and range of opportunities for people to join us on our journey.”

Anthony Andrews, Senior Commercial Consultant at Hewett Recruitment who are proudly working alongside Vandemoortele added, “It’s been fantastic to see the investment and development in this site which has already provided secure employment opportunities for many local people during difficult times. With multiple new opportunities available and the chance for ongoing career development and progression, this new shift pattern is another reason to celebrate Vandemoortele’s position as a strong, stable and local employer.”

Naturally, the enhanced demand carries the requirement for additional talent to deliver such operations. Vandemoortele continue to work with Hewett Recruitment to develop their team, from Production and Supply Chain Operatives, to Area Owners, Team Leaders, Quality Assurance and Maintenance Technicians, there are a range of opportunities available to join this expanding local business.

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