Poultry plant proposed in Wrexham
Published:  30 October, 2014

A poultry company is looking to set up a state-of-the-art processing plant at a former cheese packing factory near Wrexham, potentially investing up to £10 million and creating 150 jobs in the area.

Maelor Poultry has put forward proposals, on which it said it will be working closely with Wrexham Council. The proposals, it added, were currently in the early stages of the planning process at the former First Milk site at Marchwiel.

A spokesman for Maelor Poultry said: “We anticipate an initial investment of up to £10m on this site, to create a leading-edge production facility. We have been seeking a suitable site for this facility for some time and are excited at the prospect of the Maelor Creamery, which has had a long history of highly productive food processing. The geographical location lends itself to such a facility because of the proximity of numerous poultry farmers and a local hatchery.

“There will be investment in modernising the site, and developing a state-of-the-art processing plant. And of course, this area has a wealth of experienced food industry workers, whom we hope will embrace the opportunity to be part of the next phase in this well-known site’s story.”

The company added that the regional economy will receive a boost, with direct and indirect job creation due to supply chain opportunities both in the Welsh border area, and into Shropshire and Cheshire.

Maelor Poultry said it intended to redevelop the facility, which has been operational for more than 60 years, in accordance with sustainability principles at both local and national levels, using existing buildings and facilities to accommodate a modern, efficient poultry processing plant.