A South African beverage manufacturer has purchased a new manufacturing site in Peterborough.
Kingsley Beverages, a soft drinks manufacturer, which operates in South Africa and the Middle East has purchased a new site with 150,000 sq ft. The facility will feature manufacturing, warehousing, and office space. The firm plans to invest £36m in to the new site, once planning permission has been granted.
Founded in 2007, the firm currently has seven factories across Africa and the Middle East, which it uses to produce a range of different soft drinks. Kingsley currently has a temporary base in the UK in Orton Southgate, Peterborough, until the new premises is finished.
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Managing director of Kingsley Beverages, Philip Nieman commented: “Kingsley has seen exponential volume growth since its inception in 2007.
“This growth has accelerated in its home market of South Africa, together with exports into Africa and expansion into the Middle East beverage market over the last four years.
“Kingsley is confident that a similar growth opportunity exists in the UK, hence the decision to invest in a modern state of the art manufacturing facility.”
Graham Pardoe, senior development director at Roxhill, added: “Roxhill is delighted to have agreed terms with Kingsley Group, an exciting and fast growing company, and to build this new manufacturing facility in Peterborough, which will act as its entry into the UK drinks market.”
The firm manufactures carbonated soft drinks, fruit juices, energy drinks, sports drinks, ice tea and bottled water. The firm wants to position itself as a premium beverage provider in the European market and has chose to set up base in the UK, despite the recent Brexit vote.