Swedish manufacturer Lantmännen Unibake expands UK facilities

By Gill Hyslop

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Lantmännen Unibake UK is upgrading its UK facilities to capitalize on the growing demand for burgers.
Lantmännen Unibake UK is upgrading its UK facilities to capitalize on the growing demand for burgers.

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The UK arm of Swedish agri-food group Lantmännen has invested £4.7m to upgrade its production facilities in Bedford and Milton Keynes.

According to UK company – which supplies bakery products to retailers, wholesalers and the foodservice sector – the upgrades are in response to growth in the burger market.

“Our current office accommodation is over capacity, significantly at Milton Keynes,” ​said Howard Coleman, project manager at Lantmäannen Unibake UK.

“With additional headcount anticipated to drive the five-year growth agenda, there is a need to provide spaces that support the opportunities and ambition in Lantmännen Unibake UK.”

The company commissioned Peterborough-based construction company Lindum to build new changing rooms, a new canteen and refurbish the office suites in Bedford.

Changes to the company’s site in Milton Keynes include an automated packaging system and quality vision system, which will also help reduce waste.

Fit for purpose

“This is a great opportunity to align some central support functions in a new fit for purpose site. This move will help improve communications between departments, allowing us to strengthen our cross-functional service,”​ added Coleman.

“These proposed changes along with the investment into Bedford is preparing us to meet the technical standards and demands by our customers in order to maintain a ‘retail ready’ site.”

Lantmännen Unibake UK is one of the largest manufacturers of frozen bakery products in Europe with 23 bakeries in 18 countries. The company has two bakeries in the UK producing fast food and speciality breads and Danish pastries.

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