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Firm behind Kingsmill, Pataks and Ryvita expands Kings Hill base

By Chris Britcher

The manufacturer behind the likes of popular brands Kingsmill, Ryvita and Pataks is opening a new office in Kings Hill.

ABF Grocery Group, which acts as a central support for the businesses within the Associated British Foods Grocery Division, has taken space in one of the buildings at Kings Hill designed for a range of functions.

It already has a base on the site, near West Malling.

ABF Grocery Group's Kings Hill office (1986638)
ABF Grocery Group's Kings Hill office (1986638)

Explains David Mills, Associated British Foods' head of group property: "As a divisional hub supporting nine other businesses in the UK and overseas we need dedicated office space that can provide flexible hot-desk seating as well as meeting and administrative facilities."

Associated British Foods is a diversified international food, ingredients and retail group with sales of £15.4bn, 133,000 employees and operations in 50 countries. It also owns Primark.

Caroline Binnes of Kings Hill developer Liberty Property Trust added: "The company has had a presence at Kings Hill for 10 years but needed a specialised office, which we are delighted to have been able to provide.” s

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