World food firm has ingredients for expansion with site acquisition

EHL Ingredients, the Stockport-based importer, blender and packer of food ingredients from around the world, has acquired an 8,000 sq ft manufacturing site which will boost its manufacturing capacity by 50%.

The unit at Broadstone Industrial Estate offers extra space to further expand the family business, which has been operating for more than 20 years.

The acquisition will also create several job opportunities for the local area, EHL said.

This is the third unit the company has acquired on the industrial estate and the increase in space and workforce will also enable EHL to make improvements to its packaging and increase its stockholding capacity, as well as being able to supply products ‘off the shelf’ and shorten lead times.

Tasneem Backhouse and Naseem Haq, joint managing directors at EHL Ingredients, said: “We’re very excited about this new building and what it will mean for the future of EHL. Not only will it enable us to increase our manufacturing capacity, which will give us a boost in sales, but it will also ensure we can provide our current customers with a better service and keep pace with customer demands.
“We’re also looking forward to expanding the EHL team, and will be running a major recruitment drive in the coming months.”