We manufacture a lot of well known brands in Folkestone and people have probably heard of our brands more than they have Church & Dwight. In Folkestone, we have the factory on the Wear Bay Road site and we also have a commercial office in Folkestone and then two warehouses.
Many of Church & Dwight’s products are produced locally in Folkestone and as a result they are a major employer in the local area. Church & Dwight have recently invested in new production lines to meet the demand of increasing sales in the UK, mainland Europe and the rest of the world.
Advantages of Folkestone
In Folkestone, we have easy access to Europe and good motorway links so we can soon be in London and the head offices of the companies that we deal with. We can easily get products coming in from the continent as well. Locally, we use local employment agencies to help us recruit for the factory and engineering roles, so we have a good network based in Folkestone.
In Folkestone, we have about 280 employees and half of those are people working in the production units so they are the people that are actually manufacturing the products and engineering. We also have the labs and R&D who are doing the innovation and the quality and regulatory side.
Folkestone has a lot to offer. We have the Creative Quarter and the Leas and there is a nice feel about Folkestone, with lots of places to eat. The catchment area for our employees is mainly Folkestone, Canterbury, Ashford, Maidstone and Dover.
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