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Group55 move to a new £2m facility in Chorley


In response to continued business growth and future demand for both in-house and private label offerings; Group55 have moved to a new £2m facility in Chorley, Lancashire. The 22, 000 sq. ft. building houses the very latest equipment to maintain the company’s position as one of the world’s leading providers of products to the animal care sector.

In addition to all the usual facets you would expect to find at a leading manufacturer, the facility boasts two bespoke laboratories. An impressive development laboratory supports the in-house formulation and development team in creating innovative new products using the very latest ingredients, techniques and equipment – an asset that is key to the rapidly growing private label business. The testing laboratory comprises five state-of-the-art climate chambers to allow the company to conduct stability and compatibility testing for both Group55 products and those from external customers who will use Group55’s independent testing services.

Stephen Turner, Group55’s Managing Director, said;

‘Our new facility is truly exceptional and provides the foundations upon which the company can continue to grow and deliver outstanding levels of service, innovation and reliability. I am proud that Group55 continues to be a part of the extraordinary group of companies, based in Lancashire, that service the global pet industry.’

Andrew Mann
After 34 years working in numerous operational and communications disciplines for three FTSE companies (Yorkshire Electricity; Meggitt and BAE Systems), at over a dozen locations, on 24 November 2016, I became the inaugural editor of Business Lancashire. Business Lancashire is a good news, Lancashire focused, business website and daily newsletter. It is a partnership between The Samuel James Group and the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce. Over the years, I have written hundreds of press releases, features for trade magazines, copy for websites and brochures, edited in-house magazines and newsletters, as well as presenting a radio programme on Chorley FM. This experience has given me the ideal background for editing Business Lancashire.