Baxi plans to move Packaged Plant business to Preston

Baxi Heating UK has announced proposals to move its Packaged Plant Solutions business from a current site in Milton Keynes to the company’s much larger manufacturing site in Bamber Bridge, near Preston, Lancashire.

The company’s heating products are all warehoused in Preston, Baxi said, adding it would be reducing transportation and carbon footprint by manufacturing packaged plant rooms and skids of heating equipment at the same site.

The proposal, subject to a consultation, will result in a number of job losses and the closure of the Milton Keynes site, a company statement said.

A number of jobs will also be redeployed at Preston, it said, as part of the reorganisation

It was designed to consolidate and focus manufacturing, operational expertise, assembly and distribution footprint as a single site, a statement said.

“We firmly believe that by consolidating our manufacturing activities onto one site, we can be better placed to meet the many challenges and opportunities that changes to the UK heating market presents as we move towards a zero carbon future,” it added.