Omlet Shells Out 1 5m On Factory Expansion



Omlet shells out 1.5m on factory expansion
9th July 2018

By Sandra Pearce
Pet products company Omlet has invested £1.5m on a new warehouse in Lincoln, creating six new jobs.
Omlet is best known for its original invention, a trendy hen coop known as the Eglu. It now designs and markets a wide collection of products to house dogs to hamsters, rabbits and even bees. A new product can typically take two to three years to design, prototype and bring to the market.
Director Johannes Paul revealed there’s a quirky story behind its investment in Lincoln.
He told The Lincolnite: “Demand for our products is increasing on the continent, so we started to look for a European warehouse. A colleague began searching the Internet, and started typing in ‘Rotterdam’, but Google’s autofill finished off ‘Rot’ as ‘Rotherham’ and without realising it he hit ‘search’!
“That led us to explore what was available in the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire areas and we had the good fortune to spot the Lincoln warehouse. As soon as we saw it, we knew it was perfect for our needs.”
Omlet – which was lauched in 2003 by four friends who met at London’s Royal College of Art – has initially created six new jobs in Lincoln, but there could be seasonal opportunities in the future.
It has invested almost £1.5m in the Lincoln site, including configuring the warehouse and creating goods inward, storage, packing, despatch, office and staff facilities. 
 “We came up with the Eglu at a time when people started to seriously question the provenance of their food and many families chose to keep their own chickens and collect their own eggs,” said Johannes.
“We want to continue offering the best products possible, at best value prices and we believe our expansion to Lincoln will help us with.
“Lincoln is an attractive and growing city and it gives us ready access to a varied employment base, including students, when we need to take on seasonal workers.”