About Mars Petcare
Mars Petcare, Birstall, Yorkshire, manufacture Pedigree® and Whiskas® dog and cat treats, and Aquarian® fish foods.
The company employs 250 people on a 5-day week, 24-hour production pattern.
Mars UK is a responsible producer of branded quality goods, actively contributing to a sustainable global and local environment.
About the Project
In August 2012 Mars Petcare made the decision not to proceed with the project. A planning application for a 2MW turbine was submitted in December 2009 and was approved by the Planning Inspectorate in September 2010.
Eva Gromadzki, General Manager of Wind Direct said:
"We respect the decision Mars Petcare have made. The Birstall site was an excellent on-site generation project and we would of course be pleased to review the project, should circumstances change in future. Mars was forward thinking in progressing this project and we wish them well in continuing to work on their sustainability agenda."
Jarek Swigulski, General Manager of Mars Petcare, said:
"We valued our partnership with Wind Direct and would recommend them to other organisations wanting to invest in their green credentials."