Media December 2014

North Wales savours new factory investment

Snacks manufacturer Calbee, Inc. has chosen northeast Wales as the site of its first European factory, the BBC reported on 31 October.

The move, backed by the Welsh government with an undisclosed amount, is expected to create 100 jobs in the Deeside Enterprise Zone of Flintshire. Manufacturing is set to start in the first half of 2015.

Calbee Chairman Akira Matsumoto said the firm was “making a long-term commitment to grow the business from this important base in Deeside”.