September 18, 2020
McCormick Hosts Ground-breaking Ceremony for its Factory of the Future in Peterborough
McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE: MKC), a global leader in flavour, announces its plan to hold a ground-breaking ceremony for its new UK-based Flavour Solutions manufacturing facility in Peterborough, UK, today.
The new manufacturing facility is central to McCormick’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) strategy, creating exciting opportunities for Flavour Solutions and supporting our strong and growing customer base.
McCormick previously announced in February 2020 that it had successfully secured contracts on the land purchase for its new UK-based manufacturing facility. Since then, the Company has undertaken the formal planning process in consultation with Peterborough City Council and the purchase of the land has been completed. Today marks the start of the construction phase which is targeted for completion in 2021.
Chris Jinks, President of McCormick EMEA:
“Today’s ground-breaking ceremony is an important milestone for the future of our business in EMEA, as we strive to become a competitively-advantaged, digitally-enabled and sustainable supplier.
“I would like to thank all of our colleagues, partners and Peterborough City Council, who have been instrumental in helping us reach this exciting stage of the project.
“We are pleased to develop this site in Peterborough, which provides strong connectivity to our customers’ distribution networks, and we look forward to strengthening our ties with the area, to become a prominent community partner.”
Councillor John Holdich, Leader of Peterborough City Council:
“We welcome McCormick to the local community and are excited about the Company’s future plans. It has been a pleasure to work closely with McCormick during the planning phase of the new facility and it is fantastic to see construction underway today.”
Tom Hennessy, CEO of Opportunity Peterborough:
“We are delighted that a company of McCormick’s heritage and scale has chosen to establish itself in Peterborough. We look forward to working collaboratively with McCormick to ensure that together we maximise the opportunities available for the local area.”
Ground-breaking ceremony images