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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

If you are interested in developing a fast moving consumer goods business in Furness we have a total business support package for you.

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