Welcome to Heinz sign at the Kitt Green site, Wigan.

22 pictures showcasing the Wigan Heinz plant through the years

Heinz has been a major employer in the borough for more than 60 years.

Today's news that Kraft Heinz is intending to plough £140m into its Kitt Green facility - with tomato ketchup, mayonnaise and salad cream being made at the Wigan plant once more - is a welcome boost for the borough.

Here we look at some of the pictures in our archive of the world-famous factory ...

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