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2 Sisters invests £5m at Grimsby plant

2 Sisters Food Group has invested £5 million in the expansion and upgrade of its secondary processing site in Grimsby. The investment at Five Star Fish comes on the back of new chilled business that was won at the turn of the year.

Simon Wookey, Meal Solutions MD said: “The investment at Five Star will provide the platform for sustained growth and position the site so it can deliver the future needs of our customers.”

“Our priority is to continue to work in partnership with customers to ensure that we are well placed to deliver on quality, service and price.”

Britain’s biggest food manufacturer is in the midst of a multi-million pound programme and the ongoing investments made in the last 12 months represents the largest the business has ever undertaken.

Alongside the investment in factories, Meal Solutions has also rolled out a cross functional lean programme where all sites share best practice and build towards a gold standard business platform.

Packing line at Five Star / Picture: 2 Sisters Food Group

Mark Dalby, acting site lead at Five Star said: “It’s been all hands on deck at Five Star Fish after we won the new business.”

“We’ve experienced a period of stabilisation and building, with a strong focus on driving out cost and embedding our efficiency culture so we’re all fit and ready for the future.”

“The upgrade has introduced new technology, an extra line and the widened of a second. This has been a huge boost to our colleagues and is a perfect reward for their ongoing hard work and commitment.”

“The project has moved at pace and we’ve had some fantastic support from colleagues at other sites that have worked with us to develop our food culture and thereby supply our customers with improved consistency and better eating quality.”

Five Star Fish – Facts & Figures

• The site employs around 500 colleagues at its site at Great Grimsby Business Park.
• The business was formed in 1985 with the original aim to supply the food service market with frozen coated fish.
• Five Star Fish was bought by 2 Sisters in 2010 and began supplying retailers with chilled coated fish in 2012.
• The facility offers both chilled and frozen coated fish for retail and food service outlets.

Packing line team at Grimsby plant / Picture: 2 Sisters Food Group