Huge new factory to be built on edge of Preston with 100 jobs created

Posted on - 15th April, 2024 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Grimsargh, Preston News, Redevelopment, Ribbleton
Kerakoll’s new factory at Roman Way is due to be built by spring 2026

A new factory is being built as a city industrial estate expands.

Kerakoll Group has announced it will build a 40,000 square metre production plant on land at the Roman Way industrial estate at Red Scar between Ribbleton and Grimsargh.

The plot known as Aptus is on the eastern side of the current estate.

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Kerakoll said 60 new jobs will be created by the factory with a further 40 due to be created once the factory is fully operational.

The current site, known as Aptus, on the edge of the Roman Way industrial estate Pic: Blog Preston

The Preston site will be the second plant for the firm in the UK, building on its current plant at Leyland. The new factory will double their production output.

Kerakoll produce products used for sustainable building. The firm has also announced Carl Gardner as its UK director.

Chief executive of Kerakoll Group, Marco Zini, said: “I couldn’t be prouder of Kerakoll Group’s latest accomplishments. Both the launch of our second production site project in Lancashire and the appointment of a seasoned professional like Carl Gardner reflect Kerakoll Group’s unwavering dedication to accelerating expansion in strategically vital regions. I’m sure Carl will make a big impact in his new role, helping us sustain the momentum in our trajectory of international growth.”

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Carl said: “I’m thrilled to be joining Kerakoll Group at a time of such great transformation and drive for growth. Leading a talented team in developing key markets for the Group, such as the UK and the Nordics, is an exciting challenge and one that I am thankful to have been entrusted with.”

Work on the site is due to start later this year and be completed by spring 2026.

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