14 June 2024, 03:36
By Furniture News Aug 02, 2021

Wren opens £20m manufacturing facility in Scunthorpe

Wren Kitchens has opened a £20m quartz manufacturing facility, creating 300 jobs in North Lincolnshire.

Wren’s state-of-the-art Xena Quartz processing facility in Scunthorpe, Europe’s largest quartz worktop processing centre, will create some 300 jobs for the region.

The 150,000 sqft Scunthorpe North site will cater for the unprecedented demand of affordable quartz stone worktops, and will complement Wren’s current quartz manufacturing facility in Barton-upon-Humber. 

The UK’s largest independent kitchen specialist has transformed the former DHL facility on Foxhills Industrial Estate in Scunthorpe, and in July 2021 it officially began fabricating stone quartz worktops. The new quartz site will be operating at full capacity by December 2021, and recruitment will continue throughout the year. 

Wren Kitchens' UK manufacturing operations director, Kes Serelis, says: “We’ve reinvested back into our business to create this new state-of-the-art facility which is required to cope with our increased demand of fabricating high-quality quartz worktops for our customers across the UK. It will create a significant number of manufacturing and support roles for the region such as machine operators, team leaders, compliance officers and managers.

“It will be the largest quartz fabrication site in Europe, and we will be utilising the most sophisticated machinery in the industry such as robotic CNC saws.” 

Wren currently has three manufacturing sites across North Lincolnshire and Yorkshire, this will be its second site in Scunthorpe. It has developed a specialist quartz storage facility at its headquarters in Barton-upon-Humber as well as five brand-new quartz delivery depots across the UK in Gateshead, Watford, Thurrock, Basingstoke and Exeter. 

To deliver the quartz, Wren has its own bespoke double-decker lorries with A-Frames to secure the stone during transit.

In addition to this news, works are progressing rapidly on Wren’s new £120m kitchen manufacturing and assembly facility at its headquarters in Barton-upon-Humber – this will create a further 900 new jobs for the region. The million-sqft site will open by summer 2022. 

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