Around 140 jobs are being created in Chorley with the arrival of a global health care giant.
Kimberly-Clark’s new fully automated distribution centre in Revolution Park, Busckshaw Village, was officially opened on Thursday.
The firm, which employs 56,000 people worldwide and enjoys annual sales of $19.7billion, is based in the former Wolseley distribution centre site after concluding a £24m deal.
More than £7m has been spent on installing a sophisicated automated storage system for the the 360,000 sq ft warehouse, which will be able to hold more than 60,000 pallets of products.
Kimberly-Clark is behind brands like Kleenex tissues, Andrex toilet rolls and Huggies and they chose Chorley after an exhaustive search for a new distribution base in the North West.
Peter Surtees, supply chain director for Kimberly-Clark, said: “This Chorley site is a win-win.”
* Full story in next week’s Guardian.