29/10/18 Updated 18/03/19

Opening of upgraded Colchester manufacturing and office facility

On 25 October, Marel celebrated the opening of its upgraded manufacturing facility in Colchester.

The scope of the work included renovations and extensions to the existing building, manufacturing shop floor, offices and reception area. The facility is now in a modern Marel look and feel that is inviting and inspiring for employees, customers and visitors.

Colchester opening

Modern workplace to support Marel’s business goals

The upgrade is in line with Marel’s strategy to strengthen the global Marel brand and offer employees a modern working environment that will support Marel’s business goals going forward.

With a renovated manufacturing facility in Colchester and a modern sales and service office in Birmingham, which opened in 2016, Marel is ready to strengthen its position and better service new and existing customers in the UK and Ireland.

The new development in Colchester is a visual milestone in our locations development and re-enforces the hard work, commitment and determination by all in working towards making this location one of the leading locations and functions within the global Marel network. We must now use this fantastic facility combined with the progress we have made over the last two years to strengthen our position not only within Marel but also in the global markets that we serve., Graeme Rolinson, Regional General Manager - Marel UK and Ireland

The United Kingdom and Ireland are important markets for Marel. In total, 184 employees work for Marel in the UK and Ireland, 76 of which work for sales and service with their primary location being the sales and service office in Birmingham. Another 108 employees are based in Colchester where the manufacturing of Marel’s end-of-line products is based.

The formal opening of the new Colchester site took place on 25 October 2018.