The Nestlé name is no stranger to UK households: this Swiss transnational food and beverage company is the largest food company in the world. Nestlé products are synonymous with all things sweet and delicious, as they manufacture goods ranging from confectionery, breakfast cereals, coffee, snacks, ice cream and more. Nestlé brands include Nespresso, Nescafé, Kit Kat and Smarties.
Nestlé has over 400 factories operating in 194 different countries; in the UK and Ireland alone, they have 21 sites. The Nestlé site in Halifax is currently home to the production of Quality Street, After Eight and Easter eggs, and employs up to 1,000 staff at peak times. In October 2015, Nestlé announced a £5.25m investment in the Halifax location to start making peanut butter cups for American export, which created 45 new jobs. This expansion prompted a visit from Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, who was “delighted” that the Halifax site won this major new investment.
Riggotts have just completed a significant lining job at the Halifax site’s car park and outdoor areas. To improve safety on a growing site, returning clients John Radcliffe & Sons Ltd subcontracted Riggotts knowing that the team’s attention to detail would produce second to none results. After prepping the surface by burning off existing markings, the team lined over 2000m of thermoplastic lines and painted zebra crossings, 54 pedestrian logos and lettering.
The Riggotts team didn’t let the sweet smells coming from the factory distract them – completing the job quickly and efficiently, we’re proud to have finished another job for John Radcliffe & Sons Ltd at a company as respected as Nestlé!