A German food packaging company is set to create up to 100 Midland jobs with the opening of an £8 million warehouse.
Spies Kunststoffe wants to expand into the UK for the first time with a purpose-built site in Worcester.
The company has struck a deal with Norton Parkway Developments to open up a manufacturing plant of up to 120,000 sq ft, which will create 50 to 70 temporary jobs in the construction phase.
Between 70 and 100 permanent jobs will be created if Wychavon District Council approves the plan.
The firm makes packaging for well known food producers including Mars’ Celebrations.
A spokesman for Norton Parkway said: “We are talking about an £8 million development and a significant number of jobs, including apprenticeships.
“The company wants to expand into the UK and is determined to help the local area by creating a sustainable development which boosts the economy.”
Talks have already been held with Worcestershire County Council over the proposals, and Wychavon District Council is due to receive a planning application in October.
It is then expected to come before the district’s planning committee early next year, and if it is approved, work on the site, which is expected to start straight away, will take around 18 months.
Under the proposal, the warehouse would sit next to the town’s EnviroSort recycling centre
Coun Simon Geraghty, deputy leader of the county council and cabinet member responsible for the economy and infrastructure, said: “From an economic development point of view, we’re always happy to talk to potential investors looking to locate to the city or county – subject to a decision by the district council.”