Famous Cherry Blossom shoe polish manufacturers set to move to Markham Vale
Famous Cherry Blossom shoe polish manufacturers, Grangers International, is set to open a new base at Derbyshire County Council flagship regeneration site Markham Vale.
The company is moving its current base in Alfreton to a custom-built headquarters, at the site located just off junction 29A of the M1, which will encompass Grangers’ manufacturing arm, distribution, finance, technical, design, sales and marketing teams.
Established in 1937 in Watford and later moving to Derbyshire in 1990, Grangers International manufactures and distributes a range of cleaning, waterproofing and protection products for outdoor clothing, footwear and equipment.
Karolina Jones, General Manager at Grangers International, said:-
“The new unit at Markham Vale is a vital component of our growth strategy, providing the facilities and space we need to push the business forward. We deliver to over 50 different countries worldwide each year, so we will be looking to drive that number upwards, creating more jobs as we do so.
“We’ve no doubt that Derbyshire County Council and Henry Boot Developments will provide us with a high-quality facility that will serve us well, tailored to the needs of our business and operations.”
The firm’s new 43,000 sq. ft. base will be designed and built by the county council’s private sector property partner, Henry Boot Developments on Markham Vale West.
Councillor Tony King, Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Regeneration at Derbyshire County Council, said:-
“We’re delighted to announce that Grangers International will be joining our thriving Markham Vale flagship regeneration site bringing the potential for more jobs being created at the company in the future.
“The business has been successful in Derbyshire since 1990 and it’s fantastic to see that they’re now ready to expand and have chosen to stay in the county to grow their company.
“We look forward to following their progress as they make Markham Vale their new home.”
The firm’s new base is set to be completed by the end of this year.
Vivienne Clements, Director at Henry Boot Developments, said:
“Grangers International is a successful, growing business with a proud manufacturing legacy in Derbyshire which is set to continue at Markham Vale. We look forward to working with Grangers International as the new facility takes shape − I’m sure it will be a hugely successful location for the business as it continues to grow.”