Bells plots £0.5m Expansion
Bells Food Group is set to invest £0.5m in creating a dedicated cake bakery after acquiring a 4,500 sq ft former Council depot next to its Dykehead Bakery in Shotts.
The expansion, which will create an additional 10 permanent jobs when it is fully operational in around 15 months, will see cake manufacturing move into the new facility and the existing Dykehead Bakery focus solely on pastry manufacturing.
The Bells range of cakes and dumpling, includes the famous Kirriemuir Gingerbread.
This latest news follows hot on the heels of Bells Food Group’s £3.6m investment in doubling its pastry production capacity at Dykehead and the creation of Bells Professional Pastry, a dedicated arm of the business focused on the manufacture and supply of quality pastry. Last month the business launched a new savoury Bake range.
Ronnie Miles, Managing Director of Bells Food Group said of the news,
“The investment in a dedicated cake bakery is the latest in a programme of capital expenditure and new product development across our sweet, savoury and pastry businesses. Subject to the scope of redevelopment work required, we hope to have it fully operational by Christmas 2018.”