WORK at a company’s new factory has been completed.

Wax Lyrical, the UK’s largest home fragrance manufacturer, has finished the build of its factory in Lindal as it launches its hand and body care range.

“This is a huge undertaking, and I could not be prouder of the design, science, engineering, production and office teams who made this possible,” said chief executive Jacqui Gale MBE.

“With testing and trials completed, I am honoured to officially commence the production of hand care, in ten fragrances across our Made In England and Colony collections.

“These will be in stores by the start of October.”

The first products are focused on caring for hands with a hydrating wash and moisturising lotion as well as a fragranced no-rinse hand cleanser, which reportedly does the same job as Wax Lyrical’s sanitiser.

Wax Lyrical owners Portmeirion Group invested £1.5 million to build the new production facility, expanding capabilities at the Cumbria plant.

“By repurposing and restructuring our plant, we’ve built a new factory to accommodate six, 50 tonne storage tanks, several 36 tonne mixing tanks and a very clever filling, labelling and finishing line,” said Ms Gale.

“We’ve managed to significantly increase our capacity without increasing our footprint. We’ve also re-trained staff and restructured to maintain a competitive business in a financially difficult decade.”

Last year Wax Lyrical manufactured sanitiser for the NHS, and turned the existing candle and reed diffuser factory around in just ten days.