BROMBOROUGH, ENGLAND – Pilgrim’s UK announced the company will enhance its pork processing facility in Bromborough through a series of investments. News of the planned upgrades came during the official opening for the site.

Pilgrim’s UK has committed to further investment in the site to improve production efficiency, overall capacity and create a single production site for all fresh and higher welfare pork solutions. Additional investments will be made for new machinery and innovative technologies that will support further growth and expansion in the future.

The state-of-the-art plant supports more than 120 jobs in the local area with wide-ranging operational roles, as well as engineering and technical apprenticeships.

“The coronavirus outbreak has delayed the official opening of our site, but it has not halted our plans for growth, and we are pleased to announce investment and plans for expansion, said Andrew Cracknell, chief executive officer of Pilgrim’s UK. “This investment marks our commitment to the site and the local jobs it supports, which is great news for our business, the local community and our customers.”

The company announced its plans for the Bromborough plant at the official opening for the site. Fabio Sandri, CEO of Pilgrim’s Pride and Steve Murrells, chief executive of Co-op Group, which is a major customer of Pilgrim’s UK, attended the event. Pilgrim’s UK supplies Co-op with 100% higher welfare, outdoor bread and RSPCA assured products, with the Bromborough site responsible for the majority of this supply.

“It was great to welcome Steve Murrells and the wider Co-op team to the official opening,” Cracknell said. “We look forward to working on ways to improve our products as part of our strategic partnership with Co-op, in which our Bromborough site plays a vital role.”