Scottish firm Aulds has opened its new £7m factory in Renfrewshire. Employing over 170 people, the new 35,000 sq ft factory and office complex at Inchinnan replaces a previous facility destroyed by fire in September 2005.
The new factory produces a range of frozen products, including gateaux and other desserts. Main customers are national foodservice companies across the UK and Europe.
Since the fire at Inchinnan, Aulds has been operating its frozen foods business from a £2m semi-permanent production facility, established alongside the original factory, eight weeks after the original fire. This is now to be dismantled and removed.
MD Alan Marr said: "The factory provides the platform to expand our frozen desserts business."
One of the top three manufacturers of frozen desserts in the UK, Aulds (Food) is a sister company of Thomas Auld & Sons, which operates a factory in Greenock producing fresh bakery products for the company’s 44 shops across West Central Scotland.