One of the world’s largest producers of French patisserie and bakery products, Brioche Pasquier, has started production at its new site in Milton Keynes.

The first Milk Brioche Rolls to be produced at the 160,000 sq ft Buckinghamshire plant have now been sent to distributors for sale in the UK market.

Eric Jouet, industrial director at Brioche Pasquier UK, said the new bakery would allow the company to continue its UK development.

Jouet said: “We have envisaged this happening since the day we first started distributing in the UK in 2001, and are proud that it’s finally a reality.”

Brioche Pasquier, a French family bakery founded in 1936, is planning to open a second-phase development within the next five years at the Milton Keynes site.