The U.K.’s Moy Park has completed the first phase of a GBP20 million (US$30.5 million) investment at its Dungannon poultry processing facility, significantly enhancing its production capabilities.
The investment program has seen production increase at the site from 1.3 million to 1.8 million birds per week, and this number will rise to 2.3 million birds processed per week once the full program is completed.
The company notes that the investments are not only focusing on introducing technological advancements and achieving greater production efficiencies, but are also creating an enhanced working environment for its staff.
Ronnie Newell, general manager at the Dungannon site, commented: “When Moy Park opened the Dungannon plant, we processed 120,000 birds per week and had around 150 employees. Today, we are processing around 1.8 million birds per week here and have 2,000 employees.”
Earlier in 2015, Brazil’s JBS agreed to buy Moy Park from Marfrig, which has owned the business since 2008.