Titans are just nuts for KP
Rotherham Titans this week visited one of the longest running and most successful businesses in Rotherham, with the playing squad enjoying a guided tour of the Eastwood-based factory on Chesterton Road.
The main purpose of the visit was to help celebrate the 60th anniversary of the No.1 KP Nuts peanut brand. During the visit, players met with production staff who appeared to equally enjoy the visit of Rotherham’s finest rugby players.
The players were impressed by the size of the plant and the varying processes involved, although some of them looked a little hesitant when they had to wear hair and beard nets before entering the food environment.
The Rotherham-based KP Snacks has recently been taken over by a German firm in a multi-million pound deal. Intersnack, which makes Pom-Bear crisps, has taken over the firm, based on Rotherham’s Eastwood Trading Estate, in a £500m deal with United Biscuits. KP Snacks numbers McCoys crisp, Hula Hoops and KP Nuts among its brands.
It is hoped the deal will secure jobs and make way for further investment in the firm. KP Snacks employs approximately 1,500 people but its purchase by Intersnack will see the creation of alliance with combined net sales of more than £1.7 billion and 8,000 employees.
Overall the visit was a thoroughly positive experience in which both parties enjoyed the occasion and which hopefully will lead to a mutually beneficial relationship.
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