Tulip has announced plans to reopen its Bromborough site following a £15 million investment, as it looks to become a “centre of excellence for the UK’s fresh pork manufacturing”.
The Bromborough site will begin production later this month and comes after the installation of new ‘state-of-the-art’ food manufacturing technology and equipment.
Operations at the site will initially focus on the production of higher welfare, Red Tractor and EU fresh pork for retail customers, but Tulip says there is scope for further growth and expansion in the future.
As a result of the investment, Tulip has created over 120 job roles in the local area in what it is calling a “major recruitment drive”.
“The re-opening of our site in Bromborough, which comes with significant capital investment and job creation, is great news for our business, the local community and our customers,” said Tulip CEO Andrew Cracknell.
Julian Weeks has been appointed to the role of site director at Tulip Bromborough after serving most recently as customer director and working within the retail side of the organisation for 10 years.
Weeks added: “I am very much looking forward to this new challenge and building a high-performing team as we work to establish Bromborough as a true centre of excellence. We are looking for smart, hard-working and enthusiastic individuals to join our team, in order to support initial production volumes with operations commencing in August.”
Last year, JBS-controlled Pilgrim’s Pride acquired Tulip from Danish Crown for £290 million.
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