Kraft Heinz have announced that they will be investing $199m (£140m) in a UK food manufacturing facility over the next four years.
In the firms biggest expansion of a manufacturing site outside the US in more than 20 years the plans for the plant in north west England would see ketchup, mayonnaise and salad cream made in this country. In what the company say will be one of the largest investments in UK manufacturing since Brexit, the plan will create up to 50 new full time jobs.
The Kitt Green plant, Wigan is already Europe's largest food manufacturing site making 1.3 billion cans of food a year. Under the plan it will start making the sauces whilst continuing to make soups, pasta and baked beans. Heinz sauces were last made in the UK in 1999.
UK Minister for Investment, Gerry Grimstone said in a statement "The Kraft Heinz investment is a vote of confidence in the UK economy from a major US firm and a boost that will mean jobs and growth for the local economy"