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Alcohols Limited makes major new site investment

15th November 2021

Artist’s impression 2023 – Alcohols Ltd, Rugby

Alcohols Limited, part of the family-owned Palmer Group, which creates the core alcohol for over 75% of Britain’s artisan gins, is consolidating its operations at a purpose-built five acre site at Rugby, Warwickshire.

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The Palmer Group was established in 1805, the year Lord Nelson won the Battle of Trafalgar, and it remains one of the largest, privately owned gin Distillery and Fine alcohol products businesses in the UK.

Alcohols Ltd also produce, store, and distribute a range of fine alcohols chemical solvents and hydrocarbon products to a wide range of business sectors. These include labelling; food packaging; personal care such as hand sanitisers, perfumes, colognes and cosmetics; pharmaceuticals; automotive products.

The multi-million-pound investment will bring together the company’s head office, currently in Bishop's Stortford, and its two divisions - the Langley Distillery in Birmingham and its storage and distribution facility in London. Langley Distillery's Oldbury site is to be retained supporting innovation, with an interactive visitor centre to promote the history of Gin and to highlight its considerable heritage.

Local MP Mark Pawsey said:

It was great to meet with Adam and to see that groundworks at the new multi-million-pound site have started. When the new facility opens in 2023 it will be a great asset for Rugby, strengthening the town’s economy and providing further job opportunities for local people.

This is a major investment in the growth of the company and its future. There will be important efficiency gains by consolidating the business on a single site, to allow for the introduction of new services, such as an on-site laboratory, to enhance customer services.

L-R Mark Pawsey MP for Rugby. Adam Wallis MD of Alcohols Ltd.

Adam Wallis, Alcohols' Managing Director, said:

Because of the heritage of the Palmer Group and Alcohols Ltd, our current operating sites have no capacity for expansion and are severely restricting the growth of the business. They are in locations, which were once rural, but are now surrounded by housing developments. The new Rugby site provides scope for environmentally sensitive future development.

"Our products, services, technical and customer support will all remain fully operational during the development of the new site and facilities. From our customers' perspective, this process will be a seamless transition," said Adam Wallis. "The new site will bring significant manufacturing capability and allow the business to grow and prosper. The excellent transport connections, train and road with A14/M1/M6 are an added benefit for moving to the region."

The new Rugby site has excellent motorway links and will have bespoke storage facilities for chemicals, beverage products and finished goods, as well as new offices and technical support facilities.