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Kerax say goodbye to our two towers at our Chorley HQ!

Kerax say goodbye to our two towers at our Chorley HQ!

We have said goodbye to our two towers landmark at our Cowling Road factory in Chorley over the weekend. The two huge towers which have stood over Kerax’s factory since the 1970s have been removed to make way for two new blending vessels, which forms part of our £1.5million investment into new facilities to increase production of our range of candle waxes including our ever popular KeraSoy and EcoLife ranges.

The two powder towers were originally constructed in in 1972 for the purpose of powdering waxes. In recent years their use was reduced to flying the England flag at key moments of national pride, including the Euro finals this summer. Over the years the two towers have become part of the landscape around the Cowling Brow area and have often been used for directions for Chorley locals!

The towers have made way for two large scale melting vessels which will be used to manufacture our best-selling range of candle waxes which are behind the business’s significant growth in 2021. Over £1.5million has been invested in increasing factory capacity to manufacture candle waxes, with two new pastillators currently in progress with installation anticipated by the end of 2021.

Kerax’s CEO and owner Ian Appleton said “While we are sad to see the two towers go, this milestone is a significant moment in the development of our factory and signals the exciting new direction our business is going in. Kerax Candle Waxes are world renowned for quality and exported globally, we are proud to call Chorley home and this new investment will cement our position as leaders in the wax industry.”

The Kerax Candle Wax range includes the popular and highly regarded KeraSoy range of natural soy based candle waxes used by professionals and hobbyists alike. KeraSoy’s popularity is down to ease of use and excellent results achievable while benefiting from a product that is 100% natural and sustainable. For more information on where to purchase the Kerax Candle Wax range of waxes or to become a reseller, please contact candlewax@kerax.co.uk

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Published: 7th September 2021

The two huge towers which have stood over Kerax’s factory since the 1970s have been removed to make way for two new blending vessels, which forms part of our £1.5million investment into new facilities to increase production of our range of candle waxes including our ever popular KeraSoy and EcoLife ranges.


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