High-speed oven manufacturer Merrychef has announced the creation of 50 new roles at its Sheffield site.
The company has also made a seven-figure investment in laser technology after experiencing strong growth in the last quarter of 2020.
Colin Lacey, Merrychef vice-president and managing director, said: "The last quarter of 2020 was our second highest on record, with Merrychef ovens being shipped to all corners of the world. This has been driven by a variety of factors, not least the significant number of operators turning to equipment with speed to facilitate a move to takeaway and click-and-collect operations across the industry.
"To be able to invest in the factory and create additional jobs in the local economy is particularly poignant right now, as we celebrate 70 years of the Merrychef brand. Last year was focused on ensuring the manufacturing plant was Covid-19 secure and ramping up production, but 2021 is about planning for the next 70 years and these investments are a big step on that journey."