David Cameron has made a special visit to the Fabulous Bakin’ Boys last Friday to officially open a new bespoke automated packing line worth £3m.
The Witney-based bakery manufacturer, which claimed the Great British Bounce Back title at the Foodex show last March, welcomed the Prime Minister on 25 January to its production site in Oxfordshire.
The new packing line has been developed in collaboration with a number of equipment manufacturers, including Ulma, Kliklok and Cremer. It includes special robots to pack cake cartons into their outer boxes, with the ability to pack up to 45,000 of company’s miniature-sized cupcakes and muffins in an hour.
Cameron said: “I am delighted to be able to visit the Fabulous Bakin’ Boys today. The bakery’s continued success is a fantastic example of what can be achieved in a difficult economic climate. I know how much hard work has been put in by Gary and Jon, and all the staff, and it is great to see the rewards of these efforts. The Fabulous Bakin’ Boys is of real benefit to the local economy and to the local people.”
Gary Frank, managing director of The Fabulous Bakin’ Boys, said: “We were delighted to have Mr Cameron to officially open our new line. As a business, we are proud of our strong roots in Oxfordshire and are committed to continuing to grow our bakery here in this area.”