Haribo UK to create 50 jobs at its Yorkshire facility

By Anthony Myers

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Haribo managing director Jon Hughes. Pic: Haribo
Haribo managing director Jon Hughes. Pic: Haribo

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Substantial contract to export confectionery to the US means increase in production for UK sweet manufacturer.

Haribo, which operates two UK factories and employs more than 720 people, said it is set to increase production at its West Yorkshire facility, creating 50 new jobs.

The family-run business said expansion follows export success and a new agreement to supply Haribo products across the US.

Managing director Jon Hughes said: "This is great news for our team, for our region and for UK manufacturing. In 2013 we announced a significant investment in a new state-of-the-art factory so that we could bolster our UK manufacturing capabilities and have the capacity not only to meet the demand for our products in the UK, but to increase our research and development and export potential​.”

In 2013, the company made a significant investment in the Castleford site to bolster its UK manufacturing capabilities, meet UK demand and increase its research and development and export potential, said Hughes. 

“Our ambitious plans are being realised. Following the launch of our Castleford site, we brought full production of Maoam to the UK for the first time. From January 2020, we will be responsible for meeting the growing demand for Haribo across the US.”​ 

The recruitment process for full-time staff at the Castleford-based factory is scheduled to start this month, with roles varying from engineering to production and packing.

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