Food and Drink

intellectual property acquisition will result in new jobs at Nelson-based Sugden

Updated on Wednesday 13 January 2021, 1:36 PM

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Sugden, the Nelson-based manufacturer plans to release a new range of products following an ‘IP acquisition of Netherlands-based Vanderpol Waffle Systems.

The Sugden Hotplate equipment for the production of Pancakes, English Muffins, Crumpets, Potato Cakes, etc. are custom designed to suit client requirements and Production facility environments and are recognised as leaders in the field..

Sugden Ltd was founded in 1972 and has rapidly developed an international reputation for, high quality proofer and griddle solutions.

The acquisition, will now allow the Lancashire-based company to manufacture, supply and install waffle and funcake systems under the Sugden-Vanderpol range, all from the Sugden manufacturing facility.

The deal is also expected to create more jobs at the Sugden’s 35,000sq ft production facility in Nelson, where the waffle and funcake systems will be produced.

The acquisition strengthens the product range and market position and ensures growth and security throughout the business going forward.

Sugden is looking to build on growth over the last five years that has seen the company double in size, with turnover reaching £5.5m over 2019-20.


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