Lincat has sold on the Wrexham factory that used to house IMC and Britannia Kitchen Ventilation’s production lines.
The Middleby-owned company has now consolidated all of its group manufacturing at its Lincoln headquarters.
Lincat Group sold the Wrexham Industrial Estate premises’ freehold for a confidential price to German plastic container manufacturer, AST Plastic Containers.
The 70,283ft2 grade B second-hand industrial/warehouse unit occupies a 5.8-acre site within the industrial estate, which is one of the largest industrial parks in Europe. Lincat previously used the property to manufacture commercial catering, ventilation and back bar equipment.
The unit will now house AST Plastic Container’s second UK facility and is close to its existing base in the estate.
Richard Johnson, director in industrial and logistics at JLL, who acted on behalf of AST Plastic Containers, said: “AST Plastic Containers had been searching for additional premises for 6 months without success. Shortly after JLL were appointed, we identified two potential options. The preferred building was secured off market despite other strong interest.
“Existing warehouses available to buy on Wrexham Industrial Estate are difficult to find and therefore we were delighted to have secured this property on behalf of AST Containers to satisfy their urgent expansion requirement.”
Lincat Group was represented by property consultancy MBRE in the transaction.