Wade Ceramics Expands with New Factory in Longton, UK
Named Wade Ceramics, Paragon Works, the factory is now home to the ceramic manufacturer’s food, fragrance and homeware collections.
Wade Ceramics Ltd., a Stoke-on-Trent, UK-based manufacturer of high-quality porcelain, has opened a new production center in Longton as the business continues to expand. Named Wade Ceramics, Paragon Works, the factory is now home to the ceramic manufacturer’s food, fragrance and homeware collections, and will complement the company’s existing headquarters at Festival Park.
The new factory has approximately 28,000 sq ft of space for manufacturing and storage, as well as an additional casting and production facility. Wade Ceramics, Paragon Works was unveiled at a grand opening on October 25; initial production had already commenced, and further capacity is available with the instalment of additional plant and machinery. The site, which was previously home to a different ceramic business, was standing empty before Wade began redevelopment.
“We’re delighted with our new facility,” said Paul Farmer OBE, managing director. “Not only will Wade Paragon help to increase production, but to be able to breathe new life into an old ceramics factory is fantastic. We’re adding a fresh chapter to our city’s manufacturing heritage.”
According to Jack Brereton, MP for Stoke-on-Trent South, “After years of decline, our pottery industry is finally on the up again and our local manufacturers are seeing real success. Wade are a great example of a thriving, expanding local company, and it is an extremely positive symbol that the historic Aynsley mill site will once again be a centre of ceramics manufacturing.”
For more information, visit www.wade.co.uk.