Moy Park has announced an investment of more than £18 million ($24 million, U.S.) across a number of its sites in Lincolnshire, England, as part of the company’s ongoing strategic investment program focused on enhancing operations across its agricultural and processing facilities. In response to growing customer demand, the investment will boost production to a record 6 million birds per week.
“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,” said Keith Irvine, Moy Park supply chain director. “Our customers rightly have high expectations, and we are focused 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 £6 million investment to refresh the factory’s layout and install state-of-the-art equipment, including robotic and automation technology. A £12 million investment is also underway at the company’s nearby Grantham facility to install new high-tech mixing and processing equipment as well as to create Moy Park’s first fully contained “Free From” factory within the Grantham site.
This latest announcement from Moy Park follows the company's opening of a £20 million, state-of-the-art hatchery at Newark-on-Trent in Nottinghamshire. Hatching 2.5 million chicks per week, it is the largest single-build hatchery in the U.K.