Food manufacturer Guenther Bakeries UK has expanded its presence in the West Midlands by signing a new warehouse agreement that will create 100 jobs. The company has signed a lease for 106,000 m² of retail space at Lyons Park in Coventry.
The company is part of the C.H. Guenther & Son, an international supplier of bread and other baked goods such as cookies, pizza crusts and muffins to restaurants and grocery retailers. More than 4,000 people work in 29 locations in Europe, the United States and Canada.
The new facility in Lyons Park marks the fourth headquarters of the British division here and the first in the Midlands. It will be fully operational in the first half of 2023 and will support Guenther Bakeries UK in fulfilling a contract to supply baked goods to well-known global brands.
Construction work on the building will be completed shortly, followed by refurbishment works.
John Buckles, chief executive officer of C.H. Gunther & Son, said:
“Sustainability and flexibility were key considerations for us when looking for our latest facility as we required a site that would support our global environmental and sustainability commitments which was a key driver in securing our customer contract.”
Nigel Dolan, director of development at Goodman, owner of Lyons Park, added:
“Delivering high-quality, sustainable properties in strategic locations like Coventry is a key focus for Goodman so working with customers like Guenther Bakeries that share our values is key. We’re able to deliver space that not only supports Guenther Bakeries’ sustainability goals but its next phase of growth where Coventry’s strategic location and access to a skilled local workforce will drive operational efficiency in fulfilling the needs of one of its largest customers.
Dolan further added:
“We also look forward to seeing the positive effects that Guenther Bakeries’ arrival will have locally, including providing up to 100 new jobs.”