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£4.6m for biscuit factory

Burton's Biscuit Company says it will invest £4.6m at its factory near Cwmbran.

The Llantarnam site, which makes brands such as Maryland Cookies, Wagon Wheels and some Cadbury's products, employs 800 people.

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Llantarnam factory makes nearly two tonnes of Wagon Wheels an hour

Our people at Llantarnam produce 1.85 tonnes of Wagon Wheels every hour, so it’s crucial that we monitor production very closely – and the new technology we’ve deployed allows us to do this, as well as providing an opportunity to up-skill employees.

– Wayne Thompson, Burton’s Biscuit Company

With over 800 employees – spanning three generations in some cases – Burton’s is a key local employer. An investment of this size underlines the company’s commitment to Llantarnam, and developing new skills in the local workforce.

– Paul Murphy MP

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