By Robert KraychykThe reynells farm equipment plant, near Pembroke, in the United Kingdom, was built with the help of £5 million of government funding and an investment of around £20 million by the Scottish Government.
The company had been running a small farm equipment workshop on the land for nearly 15 years before being bought by Reynolds last year.
The plant is one of the largest reynell farm equipment plants in the UK, employing up to 1,500 workers.
Its location in the heart of the city of Glasgow means that workers have to move to nearby nearby homes to get to work, but it’s a huge step for the company.
Reynolds director of business development Michael Moore said: “This is a major achievement for Reynells and demonstrates the importance of being able to grow and develop the local industry.”
The reneells farm tools business is a significant part of the overall UK farm equipment sector, with over 400 million tonnes of products sold each year.
“He added that the company was keen to keep the plant going and hoped the UK government would “help keep the business going for years to come”.
Reynells is currently the biggest producer of reynolls farm tools in the world.”
We are delighted to have secured the support of the Scottish government, who have given us the support we need to build the reynels farm tools factory and make sure it continues to grow,” Mr Moore said.”
This is part of a long-term plan to grow our reynoll products across the UK.
“Mr Moore added that while the plant was still very much a “private project” it was a step towards Reynell’s goal of being “a global manufacturing centre”.
He said:”It is a great opportunity for Reys products to be used across the globe and we look forward to continuing to invest in our business as we look to grow in the years to follow.”
Reynell employs over 400,000 people worldwide, including a staff of 1,700 at the plant in Glasgow.