Huddersfield Manufacturing Centre is one of our award winning production sites here in the UK.

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About Huddersfield

Established in 1916, Huddersfield Manufacturing Centre employs over 380 skilled people, dedicated to professional manufacturing.

At Huddersfield we make important crop protection products that help growers meet ever increasing demand for food, feed and fuel. Our talented and dedicated workforce make this possible. Manufacturing excellence, safety and skilled people are at the heart of the site's ambition.

Several of Syngenta’s important products are manufactured at Huddersfield for export worldwide. Herbicides such as Gramoxone®, Fusilade® and Reglone® are all manufactured onsite, as well as the insecticides Karate® and Force®.

The site and its employees are also active in the local community through their Employees Community Gift scheme, which is matched pound for pound by Syngenta. Recent benefactors include Kirkwood Hospice, the Forget-me-not Child and Hollybank Trust. In addition, working with the local authority, Syngenta has developed the Dalton Bank Local Nature Reserve. This is an important wildlife habitat and fantastic educational site for local schools.

Huddersfield Manufacturing Centre is located between the major cities of Manchester and Leeds, in the heart of the Pennine hills. Subject to traffic, the airport transfer time from Manchester is approximately 55 minutes and from Leeds/Bradford, 1 hour 10 minutes.

Visitor information

If you are due to visit our Huddersfield site, here is some useful information:

  • Our site reception is open 24 hours
  • Gatehouse opening times are 07:00-16:20
  • Please pre-book your visit
  • Please report to reception upon arrival where a visitor pass will be issued
  • Visitor car parking is available on site.

Please note that mobile phones will not be permitted in manufacturing areas.

Contractors requiring access to the manufacturing site without a guardian need to attend a 30 minute safety class. This can be arranged by your site contact on request.

How to find us


If you are using a Sat-Nav, please use postcode HD2 1FG.
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Directions by road

From A1:
Follow A1 to the M62, take the M62 westbound (to Manchester) and exit at junction 25 to Huddersfield.

From M1: 
Follow M1 to the M62 (junction 42), take the M62 westbound (to Manchester) and exit at junction 25 to Huddersfield.

From Leeds/Bradford Airport:
Follow signs to Bradford ring road, follow signs for M606, take M606 to M62, (westbound to Manchester) and exit at junction 25 towards Huddersfield.

From Manchester Airport:
Follow signs for M62 eastbound (to Leeds) and exit junction 25 towards Huddersfield.

Directions by rail

The nearest rail stations are:

  1. Deighton rail station (0.5 Miles)
  2. Huddersfield rail station (3 Miles)


The nearest airports are:

  1. Leeds Bradford airport (18 Miles)
  2. Manchester airport (47 Miles)


Over the past few years, our passion, hard-work and commitment to safe, professional manufacturing has been rewarded with a host of awards.

In 2014, Syngenta Huddersfield won the Chemical Industries Association National Award for Reputation in recognition of its efforts to enhance the reputation of the chemical industry with key stakeholders. 

In 2013, Syngenta Huddersfield won the Yorkshire Water Award for Business Responsibility. In presenting the award, Head of Customer Service for Yorkshire Water, Jonathan Harding said: “Syngenta in winning this award, had recognised the potential risk to the broader environment and took their responsibilities seriously. They significantly reduced their impact on Yorkshire Water assets, the environment and beyond.”

In 2012, Syngenta Huddersfield won the Chemical Industries Association National Award for Process Safety Leadership and in 2010, won a top award for Excellence in Engineering.

In 2008, Syngenta Huddersfield won a National Award for Responsible Care. The Chemical Industries Association commented that they saw “a strong commitment to involving and communicating with employees, backed by a health and safety policy focusing on leading indicators and use of lean techniques.”

In 2007, the site won a national Chemical Industry Association (CIA) award for its Effective Engineering. 

In 2006, the site won a global Syngenta award for increasing production output by 50% whilst reducing costs; and in 2005, Syngenta Huddersfield won a national CIA award for its Manufacturing Excellence.

For more information on the CIA and these awards please visit