Meat producer invests £18m in bid to meet increased demand

From left to right: Andrea Carver Grantham general manager, HR business partner Stephen Kerwood, supply chain manager Jon Bettinson and Tony Johnson, finance manager at Moy Park

Moy Park has announced an investment of over £18m across two of its sites in Lincolnshire.

The investments from the meat producer, which form part of the company’s ongoing strategic investment programme, will see a boost of production to a record 6 million birds per week in response to growing customer demand.

Speaking about the strategic investment programme, Moy Park supply chain director Keith Irvine said: “We are committed to continued investment in our production facilities to ensure that we are able to lead the industry in innovation, food safety, quality and efficiency.  Our customers, rightly, have high expectations and we are focussed on ensuring we meet and exceed those expectations at all times.

‘These investments in state of the art processes will enable us to take another large step forward as a business and will provide fantastic development opportunities for our people.”

At its Anwick facility in Lincolnshire, Moy Park has completed a £6m investment which saw the company refresh the factory’s layout and install state-of-the-art equipment including robotic and automation technology.

A £12m investment is also underway at the company’s nearby Grantham facility which will see the installation of new, high-tech mixing and processing equipment as well as the creation of Moy Park’s first fully contained “Free From” factory within the Grantham site.

This latest announcement from Moy Park follows the opening of a £20m state-of-the-art hatchery at Newark-on-Trent in Nottinghamshire by the firm. Hatching 2.5 million chicks per week, it is the largest single-build hatchery in the UK.