Fast Moving Consumer Goods
Two of the leading companies
The Furness area has two significant companies involved in fast moving consumer goods manufacture for UK and European customer markets.
Kimberly-Clark (Tel +44 (0) 1229 4)
The Barrow mill employs over 400 people directly and around 150 indirectly in manufacture of Andrex, Kleenex tissues and a range of 'away form home' products. The mill is one of Kimberly-Clark's largest, and one of Europe's lowest production cost sites. In the 1990's over £50m of new investment occurred. In 2006 £13m was invested in new finishing lines.
Robert McBride Group (Tel +44 (0) 1229 814000)
The Barrow Manufacturing site makes
- Dishwasher tablets
- Detergents in powder, tablet and liquid
Employment exceeds 300 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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