Allied Bakeries is looking to significantly improve production volumes in the coming years as it announced that it is on track to commission a new bread plant.
The company's latest venture will see the creation of the largest facility within its workings built in Walthamstow in East London. The development will see the firm hit a capacity of 10,000 loaves an hour and will help it boost its current offering around the UK. Allied Bakeries, which is a subsidiary of Associated British Foods (ABF) has already begun work at a bakery in West Bromwich which has taken off two smaller lines with a new bread plant and officials expect this facility to be in full working order by the end of 2013.
Allied Bakeries' East London plant will give it yet another point where it can create and distribute its products throughout the rest of the country. The company's Stockport facility has been running since September and means that once fully completed Allied will have major bases in the north, Midlands and south of England. The branch of ABF is responsible for brands such as Kingsmill which has become a household favourite across the country.
It has been a highly positive recent few weeks for ABF after the organisation posted its latest financial results on April 23rd. It is also the parent group for firms such as Primark clothing stores, British Sugar, Jordans and Patak's and reported that it had experienced an "excellent" half year performance with revenues growing by ten per cent to £6.333 billion.
Speaking about the group's food operations, ABF chairman Charles Sinclair said: “Our food businesses remained on track with a much improved result from grocery, a big increase for agriculture and some stabilisation in underlying trading at ingredients. After last year's record performance from sugar, the result this half year proved to be resilient.”
Allied Bakeries is not the only bread company expanding operations as Fletchers Group of Bakeries recently opened a £7 million facility following a land-sale to Sainsbury's.