Glen Dimplex is investing in the 45,000 sq ft industrial unit at Buckley in Flintshire to manufacture medical and commercial refrigeration units.
The investment, supported by business finance from the Welsh Government, will create 50 new manufacturing jobs over the next year and recruitment will get underway immediately.
As well as manufacturing electrical heating appliances, Glen Dimplex holds significant market positions in domestic appliances, cooling, ventilation, and renewable energy solution industries worldwide.
Mark Abbott, managing director of Glen Dimplex Professional Appliances and its leading medical refrigeration brand, Lec Medical, said: “As well as enabling us to consolidate our manufacturing base in the UK, this new facility will enable us to capitalise on new and lucrative business opportunities. It’s exciting times all round.
“Our new production facility also places us right at the heart of a manufacturing hub, enabling us to better serve our UK and International client base. As such, our customers will benefit from the opening of this new factory as we can provide them with a much enhanced service.”
Headquartered in Ireland, the company has built up a collection of prominent appliance brands including Dimplex, Stoves, New World, Belling, Lec, Redring Xpelair, Goblin, Roberts Radio and others since its founding in 1973.
With an annual turnover of €1.5bn, the group employs 10,000 people globally, with operations in North America, Germany, Holland, Japan, Poland, Belgium, France, China, Australia and Scandinavia.
The new Welsh facility will form part of the company’s professional appliances division which supplies refrigeration units for hospitals, pharmacies and laboratories.
First Minister Carwyn Jones met with Glen Dimplex founder and owner Martin Naughton at the headquarter offices in Dublin during a visit in November 2013.
Economy Minister, Edwina Hart said: “Glen Dimplex’s decision to expand to Buckley is great news for the area. I am very pleased that we have been able to work with the company to secure this project in Wales.
“It fits well with our aspirations to attract new inward investment companies, especially in the manufacturing sector which is the focus of the nearby Deeside Enterprise Zone.”
The landlord Whitley Estates was advised by commercial agents Legat Owen. Glen Dimplex will be hiring for a wide variety of roles ranging from production operatives to facilities maintenance.