Pilgrim’s UK has announced an £800,000 investment in its Bromborough site as part of its ongoing strategy to maximise operational efficiency across its UK operations.
Two new inline processes have been installed at the site, a benchmark for operational excellence within the industry, and are now operational.
The new lines are speeding up the packing process and increasing capacity across some of the company’s most popular products, including pork kebabs, steaks, boneless leg and shoulder joints, increasing outputs by up to 10% per week.
Part of the investment has gone towards a new dusting facility that allows products to be seasoned with herbs and spices more efficiently, simultaneously coating the top and bottom of each product. The facility was utilised throughout barbecue season this summer to meet the increase in demand from Pilgrim’s UK’s retail customers, predominantly producing kebabs and steaks.
With the busy Christmas trading period on the horizon, Pilgrim’s is confident this investment will allow the site to meet increasing customer demand, which is expected to double during peak season.
Julian Weeks, site director at Pilgrim’s UK, said: “This latest investment is part of our ongoing strategic focus on increasing operational efficiency across our UK business and innovating to deliver the most exciting new products for our customers.
“Our Bromborough factory plays a vital role in the Pilgrim’s UK network, and by continuing to invest in market-leading equipment like this, and in our over 350 strong team of dedicated people, we are ensuring that the site will continue to prosper.”