Moy Park announces £20m investment plan

Processor Moy Park has announced plans for a major £20m investment that will create over 150 additional jobs in Lincolnshire and secure 700 current jobs.

The company said that the proposed investment would see a new state-of-the-art Convenience Foods facility built at its existing Gratham site, with environmentally-friendly technology used to increase capacity by over 25%.

Moy Park’s CEO Nigel Dunlop said: “This proposed new development will transform our Grantham site into one of the most efficient state of the art operations of its kind in the UK and Europe. It will allow us to continue to successfully grow in line with market opportunities and develop our Convenience Foods division.”

Moy Park said that it planned to consolidate its Grantham and Wisbech Convenience Foods operations “to deliver a more streamlined structure for the business.”

“As part of this major investment it is proposed that Wisbech will be repositioned as a Cooked Sliced Meat facility. Full consultations on this change will start immediately with all employees and if the proposal is confirmed the affected employees will be offered a guaranteed option of full redeployment to other manufacturing sites within the group,” said Dunlop.

Moy Park‘s Executive Director for Convenience Foods and New Business Tony O’Neill added: “This investment will help us increase capacity and develop new and innovative products under both our own brand and for our customers in the UK retail and foodservice sectors. It is proposed that the initial stages of the new development at the Grantham site would be operational for the summer season.”