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L-R Paul Ward, project manager, Thornton & Ross; Roger Scarlett-Smith, executive vice-president of UK operations, Thornton & Ross; Shaun Sykes, managing mirector, Hawkins Construction; Robert Warlow, project manager, Haden Freeman.
Jane Imrie

Seven-figure investment at Huddersfield pharmaceutical site to create 40 new jobs

A pharmaceutical firm in West Yorkshire is set for expansion with the launch of a seven-figure facility early next year.

Pharmaceutical company Thornton & Ross is set to expand its Huddersfield site with a new 600 sq m bottling and filling line in January 2020, creating 40 new jobs.

Thornton & Ross, part of the German-based STADA Group, develops, manufactures and supplies a range of branded over-the-counter medicines, dermatological solutions and other healthcare and hygiene products including disinfectant Zoflora, head lice shampoo Hedrin and antacid tablets Setlers.

Situated in the firm’s existing warehouse, the facility will be constructed by Hawkins Construction (Northern) Ltd, with process design and engineering work implemented by Haden Freeman.

Mark Kirkup, Thornton & Ross vice-president of UK operations, commented: “This facility represents the largest single investment that our parent company, the STADA Group, has made at our UK site and underlines the success of Thornton & Ross as a company.

“It will form an integral part of our plans to expand, which include the creation of 40 new permanent positions across the company.

Shaun Sykes, managing director at Hawkins Construction, added: “Hawkins Construction are extremely proud to be involved with this project and look forward to working closely with Thornton & Ross and building our relationship with the project team involved.”

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