A manufacturer of hot plate equipment has secured a new £1.7m contract with German baker Sinnack.

Sugden, based in Nelson, Lancashire, won the contract, marking its fifth deal to come from Germany. Supported by global financial services provider Barclays, the firm manufactured and supplied an English muffin production system to Sinnack in Bocholt, and the equipment is in the process of being dismantled in preparation for shipment.

Barry Mulholland, managing director of Sugden, said: “We were delighted to secure this contract with another German client. which is proving to be a fruitful market for us. Our client base has continued to grow beyond these shores in recent years, following a succession of new contracts, and our plan is to target other overseas markets and regions such as North America and the Middle East.”

Sugden, which manufactures equipment to produce a number of bakery goods, including pancakes, English muffins and crumpets, currently employs 20 members of staff and has reported an annual turnover of £3m. 

The firm was established in 1972 under the private ownership of Mulholland and Sugden’s manufacturing director Keith Sutcliffe. 

Sugden has already worked with UK bakery manufacturers Warburtons, Allied Bakeries and Northern Foods.