Hotcan firm warms to new premises

UK-based food firm Heat Food & Drink recently opened a production facility at Lancaster Park, Staffordshire, and says it plans to create over 50 new jobs during the next 12 months.

The company produces a self-heating food product called Hotcan, which is supplied to global consumer, trade, defence and emergency response markets.

The product comes in seven flavours, with the self-contained heating mechanism activated by piercing the rim of the can with the key provided.

This action sets up an exothermic reaction which heats the food inside the can to a perfect eating temperature in 10-12 minutes. The food inside then stays hot for up to 45 minutes.

“Hotcans have been produced for more than 30 years, and in 2010 we took over the product and set up a brand new manufacturing facility,” explains Mark Taylor, managing director of Heat Food & Drink. “As well as a new factory and offices, we’ve completely revamped the product; rebranding it with a new vibrant image, upgrading the heating mechanism, developing a new range of high quality food and reducing prices to make the product more cost-effective for customers.”

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