UK meat packing business Hilton Food Group has revealed plans to build a €6 million plant in Poland, after signing a five-year supply deal with Tesco.
Production is expected to begin in early 2019 and the new site will produce items such as sandwiches, pizzas, ready meals and soups.
The five-year supply agreement means Hilton will continue servicing Tesco’s Central European stores with pre-packed meat.
Commenting on the agreement, Hilton chief executive Robert Watson said: “We have a long and successful history of working with Tesco, one of the world’s biggest retailers. This agreement represents an opportunity to enter a growing food segment of the market.
“We look forward to seeing the positive effect our tried and tested business model will have on this relationship, which will be supported by our flexible and versatile approach to meeting local requirements. We continue to look for further opportunities for geographic expansion.”
Tesco Central Europe CEO Matt Simister added: “I’m delighted that we are extending our deep group-wide partnership with Hilton to bring new manufacturing investment and capability to Poland.
“Our collective experience and expertise will bring new, innovative and high-quality fresh and convenient products to our customers in Central Europe”.
Hilton had sales of £1.2 billion in 2016 and employs around 3,000 people.
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