Welsh refrigeration plant to create 50 jobs


Glen Dimplex has announced plans to establish a new facility in North Wales creating 50 new jobs with support from the Welsh Government.

The Irish company is investing in a 45,000 square foot industrial unit at Buckley to manufacture commercial refrigeration and medical refrigeration units.

Mark Abbott, managing director of Glen Dimplex Professional Appliances (GDPA), said that as well as enabling it to consolidate its manufacturing base in the UK, the plant will enable it to capitalise on new business opportunities.

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“Our new production facility also places us right at the heart of a manufacturing hub, enabling us to better serve our UK and International client base. As such, our customers will benefit from the opening of this new factory as we can provide them with a much enhanced service.”

Abbott said that recruitment for a wide variety of roles ranging from production operatives to facilities maintenance would begin in the “coming weeks”.

Headquartered in Ireland, the group has built up a collection of prominent domestic and commercial appliance brands since its formation in 1973, including LEC, Burco, Dimplex, Stoves, New World, Belling, Redring Xpelair, Goblin and Roberts Radio.

Today it has an annual turnover of €1.5 billion (£1.2 billion) and employs 10,000 people globally.

Economy Minister, Edwina Hart said: “Glen Dimplex’s decision to expand to Buckley is great news for the area. I am very pleased that we have been able to work with the company to secure this project in Wales. It fits well with our aspirations to attract new inward investment companies, especially in the manufacturing sector which is the focus of the nearby Deeside Enterprise Zone.”

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