New Mills based sweet manufacturers Swizzels expand with new Cheshire factory

New Mills sweets company Swizzels are taking on a new factory in Cheshire - though a company spokesman confirmed this would ‘not affect’ the Albion Road site.

By Ben McVay
Monday, 24th February 2020, 5:00 pm
Updated Wednesday, 26th February 2020, 11:01 am

The spokesman said the firm were expanding to the 158,000 sq ft manufacturing hub in Middlewich but Swizzels remained committed to the New Mills factory.

Speaking about the firm’s new tenure at the Ma6nitude factory Jeremy Dee, Managing Director at Swizzels, said: “I am excited to embark upon this development to further support the growth of our business.

“We look forward to working with Tritax Symmetry at Ma6nitude in the delivery of what we are confident will be a first-rate manufacturing facility.”

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Swizzels' New Mills factory

David Nuttall, Development Director at logistics property firm Tritax Symmetry, said: “Bringing a well-respected and long established company to MA6NITUDE is a huge coup for both the scheme and the region.

“Swizzels’ decision to choose MA6NITUDE as the location for such a significant investment in growing their business emphasises the quality of the site and their confidence in our ability to deliver this new manufacturing facility.

“This is also excellent news for Middlewich too - bringing a range of good quality jobs to the area.

“With the deal now signed we are aiming to submit the planning application imminently.”

Swizzels are one of the longest running sweet factories in the world - having been making sweets since 1928.

The firm took up residence at its New Mills site – a former textile mill where wicks for miners' lamps were once made – in 1940.