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Wates starts Haribo factory

10 Oct 13 Wates Construction has begun work on a new factory in Castleford for confectioner Haribo, the maker of Jelly Babies and Pontefract Cakes.

Artist's impression of the new factory
Artist's impression of the new factory

Wates’ £35m design-and-build contract will provide a three-storey manufacturing unit and four-storey office facility with 30,700 square metres total floor area.

Haribo is investing £92m in the new facility, which will supplement production at its existing factory in nearby Pontefract.

Once operational, the new factory will produce 48,000 tonnes of sweets a year.

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