Caunton Engineering has supplied the structural steelwork for a major new Bakery for Greggs in Scotland.
Greggs plc is one of the UK's best-known bakers and reported to be the largest bakery retail company, with its chain of 1,331 Greggs and Bakers Oven retail outlets across the UK selling an extensive range of baked goods including pies, pasties, doughnuts, cakes, bread, rolls and scones. The company first started in Newcastle and has a large base in the North East and Scotland, with 149 Scottish stores.
In June 2006, as part of an expansion and update of facilities, Greggs decided to relocate the company's main Scottish bakery from the Rutherglen bakery in Glasgow to a new purpose-built site 2.5 miles away on the Clydesmill Investment Park.
The 340 staff of the Rutherglen bakery will be transferred to the new facility. The new expanded bakery will give a good base for a rapid shop expansion programme across central Scotland and will also increase production efficiency.
The bakery required an investment of £15m and was officially opened on Tuesday 27 November 2007 by Ian Gregg.
Caunton supplied over 500te of steelwork for a lattice-truss framework configuration.