Guenther Bakeries UK is expanding its UK operations after signing a lease with Goodman for 106,000 square feet of warehouse space in Lyons Park, Coventry.
The company is part of CH Guenther & Son (CHG) Inc., headquartered in Texas, an international supplier of baked goods to restaurants and food retailers that employs more than 4,000 people at 29 locations in Europe, the United States. United States and Canada.
The Lyons 106 plant is the division’s fourth UK site and the first in the Midlands.
Expected to be fully operational in the first half of 2023, it will help Guenther Bakeries fulfill a contract to supply baked goods to well-known global brands, creating up to 100 jobs.
Construction is expected to wrap up later this month.
John Buckles, President and CEO of CHG, said, “CHG is committed to providing high quality products. Sustainability and flexibility were key considerations for us when looking for our latest facility, as we needed a site that would support our global environmental and sustainability commitments, which was a key factor in the securing our customer contract.
“Goodman’s Lyons 106 development was the perfect choice, combining a strategic location with high quality sustainable facilities equipped with the latest technology. This will support our mission to continue to innovate both our products and our business and meet changing customer needs.
Coventry is an established industrial, logistics and manufacturing hub, offering a large talent pool of 25,000 people employed in manufacturing, transport and storage.
Guenther Bakeries joins a number of leading businesses operating out of Lyons Park, including Amazon and Jaguar Land Rover.
Nigel Dolan, Director of Development at Goodman, said: “Delivering high quality, sustainable properties in strategic locations like Coventry is a key objective for Goodman, so working with clients like Guenther Bakeries who share our values is essential.
“At Lyons Park, we are able to provide a space that not only supports Guenther Bakeries’ sustainability goals, but also its next phase of growth, where Coventry’s strategic location and access to a workforce skilled local workforce will drive operational efficiency by meeting the needs of one of its largest customers. We also look forward to seeing the positive effects the arrival of Guenther Bakeries will have locally, including the creation of up to 100 new jobs.
Jean-Charles Philippon, Managing Director of CHG in Europe, said: “Goodman’s philosophy and commitment to quality mirrors our own, and we believe its Lyons 106 development will become a key asset in CHG’s European growth.