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Home > News > New owners announced at former Philips Avent manufacturing site

New owners announced at former Philips Avent manufacturing site

Posted by Communications on 1 October 2020 | Comments

Babergh District Council has welcomed the announcement of new owners at the former Avent manufacturing facility on Lower Road in Glemsford.

The site has been sold to GCB Cocoa UK Limited, a subsidiary of the Malaysian firm Guan Chong Berhad (GCB) Group. The site will be used to manufacture a range of cocoa products.

Babergh District Council, along with the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership and property agents Savills worked together to secure a buyer for the site and retain employment opportunities in the manufacturing sector.

Councillor Michael Holt, Babergh District Council’s cabinet member for economic growth comment on the sale:

“We welcome this announcement which secures the future for manufacturing in the region. This site not only provides opportunities for employment in Glemsford and the surrounding Sudbury area but also supports our vision to attract new businesses and grow the economy in Babergh.”