Crisp company moves on to 24-hour manufacturing


Sheffield-based snackmaker the Yorkshire Crisp Company has moved on to 24-hour production on the back of a 28% boost in turnover.

The company has also expanded into an adjacent unit which now gives a total of 14,060 square feet of space for manufacturing and office space.

The producer of crisps and popcorn has renewed its current lease on the Waleswood Industrial Estate and with the new unit alongside, it now occupies four units in total at the business park, between Sheffield and Rotherham.

Founded in 2005 by farmer Ashley Turner, the company sources potatoes and packaging from Yorkshire.

The expansion means extra production shifts are now able to be put in place to cope with the growth in demand for the products, seeing the Yorkshire Crisps production line now in operation 24 hours a day.

The company already exports not only to Europe, but also Uruguay, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea and the United Arab Emirates.