Tulip invests in UK pork production with ‘major recruitment drive’

By Katy Askew contact

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Tulip, the UK arm of Brazilian-owned meat giant Pilgrim’s Pride, is stepping up UK production.

The company is spending £15m to increase capacity at its Bromborough site, which will re-open in August. The company shuttered its operation in Bromborough in 2009 as it consolidated UK production.

The move will create 120 jobs in the local area, including operational positions, as well as engineering and technical apprenticeships.

The investment will see Tulip introduce ‘state of the art’ food manufacturing technology and equiptment at the site, which it said will become a ‘centre of excellence’ for the UK’s fresh pork sector.

A spokesperson for the company said that the facility will concentrate on ‘higher welfare’ production.

“Operations will initially focus on the production of higher welfare, Red Tractor and EU fresh pork for retail customers”​ with further capacity to expand in the future. It will predominantly cater for UK retail customers, the spokesperson added.

“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,”​ CEO Andrew Cracknell said.

Julian Weeks has been appointed t Site Director at Tulip Bromborough having spent 10 years within the retail side of the organisation.

“Julian’s track record within the business and across the wider industry speaks for itself and his commercial insight and integrity will help to drive a real culture of ownership and accountability as we look to build a business based on solid, customer-centric foundations,”​ Cracknell added.

“I am very much looking forward to… building a high-performing team as we work to establish Bromborough as a true centre of excellence,”​ Weeks added.

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