Hames Chocolate invests £250k to boost production
Hames Chocolates, a supplier of own-label chocolates, has invested £250,000 in new equipment to boost its production capacity.
The company aims to expand its chocolate-coated manufacturing business by 40% by introducing an additional enrobing line.
Moreover, an extra cooling tunnel, and an additional one-shot depositor filling machine
Hames specializes in producing various chocolate products, including branded chocolate boxes, and chocolate bars.
Advent calendars, Easter eggs, chocolate flakes, cake decorations, truffles, chocolate spoons, bombes, and a range of vegan chocolate are also some of the products of Hames chocolate.
According to Hames, this £250,000 investment will improve overall efficiencies and create new revenue streams.
The decision to invest follows a period of significant growth for the Lincolnshire-based company. In 2021, year-on-year sales increased by 68%, and there was a further 12% growth in 2022.
Carol Oldbury, Managing Director of Hames Chocolate, commented on the investment, stating:
“As shoppers are increasingly turning to private label products due to the rising cost of living, their confidence in the balance of price and quality provided by own-label brands is at an all-time high.”
“We believe that now is the opportune moment to invest in new equipment and expand our production capacity.
Hames Chocolate owner further says, “Our customers have a strong demand for addressing emerging consumer trends, particularly in the realm of plant-based chocolate.
Therefore, we are focusing on expanding our chocolate production and packing capabilities in this segment.”