2 Sisters to invest in Welsh processing facility in Merthyr, UK
UK-based food manufacturer 2 Sisters Food Group has unveiled investment plans to expand its Welsh processing facility in Merthyr Tydfil.
As part of the expansion, the food company will be investing £1.4m in the beef and sheep plant in order to upgrade the beef boning hall and improve efficiency, quality and process control.
2 Sisters CEO Ranjit Singh said: “Investment in the boning hall will ensure that we create a leaner, more efficient supply chain at our flagship facility in Wales.”
“I’m confident that our Better Before Bigger strategy with its efficiency platform will put us in a good place for the long-term.”
2 Sisters Red Meat managing director Andrew Cracknell added: “The investment in our cutting operation will future proof jobs at the site and provide the platform for additional growth in beef sales over the next decade.”
The investment plans come after the proposal to shift its retail packing unit to the facility in Bodmin, Cornwall, last year, resulting in 350 redundancies at its Merthyr Tydfil site.
With its combined beef and lamb processing and packing facilities, the Merthyr Tydfil plant can slaughter and de-bone 2,400 cattle and 24,000 lambs a week, as well as pack 1,300t a week for retail.
Last August, 2 Sisters Food Group announced a £45m upgrade at its Scunthorpe site, which involved the introduction of new robotic cells to create a fully automated process and enable increased capacity.
Image: 2 Sisters plans to upgrade& its beef boning hall. Photo: courtesy of 2 Sisters Food Group.