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Pilgrim’s UK to make further investment at new plant
Pork producer Pilgrim’s UK has announced plans to invest and expand its Bromborough site, enhancing its capabilities and creating more local jobs.
The site has already benefitted from significant investment since becoming operational last year, with state-of-the-art food manufacturing technology and equipment, making it a centre of excellence for the UK’s fresh pork manufacturing.
Pilgrim’s UK has now committed to further investment in the site over the coming months to improve production efficiency, overall capacity and create a single production site for all fresh and higher welfare pork products. It is also injecting funds to support further growth and expansion in the future capabilities of the site, including new machinery and innovative technologies in 2022.
The state-of-the-art site supports over 120 jobs in the local area with wide-ranging operational roles, as well as engineering and technical apprenticeships. Pilgrim’s UK supplies The Co-op Group with 100% higher welfare, outdoor bread and RSPCA assured products, with the Bromborough site responsible for the majority of this supply.
Pilgrim’s UK’s has also pledged within its sustainability strategy to achieve net-zero CO2 emissions by 2030, with the Bromborough site supporting this target.
Andrew Cracknell, CEO of Pilgrim’s UK, said: “The coronavirus outbreak has delayed the official opening of our site but it has not halted our plans for growth, and we are pleased to announce investment and plans for expansion. This investment marks our commitment to the site and the local jobs it supports, which is great news for our business, the local community and our customers.”