09 June 2020

Yorkshire plant-based dessert manufacturer Freaks of Nature is making a £1m investment in its facilities.

The Ossett-based company is installing a second manufacturing line as well as investing in larger and more eco-efficient equipment such as cooking and cooling vessels.

Once operational, production capacity is expected to increase by 400 per cent.

Freaks of Nature founder Peter Ahye said: "This investment is very exciting and marks a significant turning point in our business. In the first quarter of this year our production volumes were up by 100 per cent, despite being held back by Covid 19, and strong indications show they are set to continue. We are also currently developing a number of partnerships with major retailers all of which are building on our position as a leading supplier of great tasting, plant-based puds.

"Whilst ramping up production to ensure we can efficiently make more of our existing range, it is vital that we continue to innovate. We are preparing to launch some really innovative new products that will add excitement to our brand in the coming weeks."

Freaks of Nature's desserts are sold directly and via own-label lines to retailers including Asda, Morrisons, Tesco, Sainsbury's, M&S, Co-Op and Waitrose.