Global food firm Macphie creates new jobs with factory refurb

Posted on: January 20th, 2023

A FOOD manufacturer which recently opened its newly refurbished factory is looking for up to 20 new staff.

Ingredients manufacturer Macphie has a facility in Tannochside which restarted full-scale production last year after a £4 million refit and layout change.

Established in 1928 as a craft baker, Macphie now employs more than 250 people across three sites and supplies global food brands, as well as household name businesses and wholesalers.

Chief executive Andy Stapley said: “The improved capacity at Tannochside has allowed us to secure major new listings with current customers, as well as brand new ones.

“That increase in demand has led to a fantastic opportunity for us, which is to expand our workforce and continue to thrive in this excelling industry.

“These appointments will arrive at a crucial point in our evolution at Tannochside and we’re delighted to welcome new faces to the Macphie family as we continue to increase our client base and add to our ever-growing product portfolio.”

The refurbishment in Tannochside initially created 40 new local jobs but now more staff is needed for the 25,000 sq ft site amid rising demand from a leading dessert business. 

The site marks Macphie's biggest-ever investment since it acquired the factory in 2000, and comes after the McVitie's factory in Tollcross closed in September. 

Andy added: “The investment into Tannochside has already enabled us to create and fill 40 job roles in a part of the country that has experienced a number of permanent factory closures.

“The 20 additional roles that we have now been able to create highlights the success we have been experiencing - and this is only just the start.

"Our rapidly climbing rates of production after upping our capacity at the factory indicate that we will continue to grow over the next year and that will hopefully allow us to create new jobs in a broad range of positions.”

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