£38m investment from glass manufacturer in its city site

Allied Glass, a glass manufacturer specialising in prestigious spirits brands, has embarked on a major modernisation programme.

The company is making a €45m/£38m investment to redevelop its Leeds site.

In April 2022 the site’s furnace was drained and demolished after 12 years of service, to make way for the new development.

Alan Henderson, CEO, said: “This is a huge investment for us here at Allied. The whole of our Leeds No.2 shop is being replaced from furnace through to finished goods inspection and packing which will hugely improve our site’s abilities.

“We will also be continuing our developments with further £1m worth of investment in our decoration facility for the second half of this year as our client portfolio continues to grow.”

The container manufacturing equipment currently in place is to be removed and replaced. Purchases will include new Emhart machines, inspection camera systems, palletisers and a shrink-wrap machine.

Allied Glass says it is working on expanding the building which houses the production facility to accommodate the redevelopment.

Work will include demolishing an existing office block to make way for new buildings and increasing and improving cellar space, as well as lifting the roof.

The project will also revolutionise Allied’s ability to manage its carbon footprint, enabling the business to deliver greater volumes of glass with lower emissions, securing sustainable glass production to 2030 and beyond.