Wren Kitchens has announced it is to open 'Europe’s largest quartz worktop processing centre' this month, which it says will create up to 300 new jobs in North Lincolnshire.
The 150,000sq ft Scunthorpe North site will cater for the 'unprecedented demand' for affordable quartz stone worktops, and will complement Wren’s current quartz manufacturing facility in Barton-upon-Humber.
The UK kitchen specialist has transformed the former DHL facility on Foxhills Industrial Estate in Scunthorpe, and in July 2021 it officially began fabricating stone quartz worktops using hi-tech, computerised machinery, which has arrived from across the world. The new quartz site will be operating at full capacity by December 2021 and recruitment will continue throughout the year.
Wren Kitchens UK manufacturing operations director, Kes Serelis, said: “We’ve reinvested back into our business to create this new state-of-the-art facility, which is required to cope with our increased demand of fabricating high-quality quartz worktops for our customers across the UK.
“It will create a significant number of manufacturing and support roles for the region such as machine operators, team leaders, compliance officers and managers."
Wren currently has three manufacturing sites across North Lincolnshire and Yorkshire – this will be its second site in Scunthorpe. It has developed a specialist quartz storage facility at its HQ in Barton-upon-Humber as well as five brand-new quartz delivery depots across the UK in Gateshead, Watford, Thurrock, Basingstoke and Exeter.
Works are also progressing on Wren’s new £120m kitchen manufacturing and assembly facility at its Barton-upon-Humber premises, which it says will create a further 900 new jobs for the region. The 1million sq ft site is scheduled to open by summer 2022.