Kenmark factory to create 500 jobs

A Taiwanese company has announced that it is setting up a factory in Corby, creating up to 500 jobs over the next three years.


A Taiwanese company has announced that it is setting up a factory in Corby, which will create up to 500 jobs over the next three years.


Kenmark, which makes liquid crystal display (LCD) televisions, has announced that it will be setting up a 150,000ft2 facility at the Prologis Eurohub in Corby.


The company chose to invest in the East Midlands region, following support from East Midlands Development Agency (Emda), its sub-regional partners and UK Trade and Investment’s (UKTI) Taipei-based team.


Over the past three years, Emda’s International team worked with UKTI and Northamptonshire Enterprise Limited (NEL) to secure the Kenmark deal.


When the facility in Corby is open early in the new year, Kenmark will become one of the major LCD TV assembly businesses based in Western Europe.


The company, which works with major retailers in the UK, will manufacture TVs to meet demand as the UK prepares for the digital switchover, which is set to be completed by 2012.