Ayrshire firm open new £3 million pork and bacon plant

Pork and bacon specialists Robertson’s Fine Foods has opened a new £3 million processing unit.

The new site in Irvine – its second – would be used to expand its business and support existing customers, the firm said.

The new plant was bought with a £3 million investment, partly funded by a Scottish Enterprise grant, and partly covered by Robertson’s parent company John Robertson and Sons.

“We are now in a strong position to embark on an ambitious growth strategy,” said operations director Richard Straszewskyj.

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