Annyalla Chicks, based in County Monaghan, is reported to be creating its first UK plant in Wrexham, taking on 20 staff when it opens at the former Delta Foods site by the end of the year, writes the BBC.
The company is also claimed to be looking to increase its workforce to around 50 people as business expands in the next two to three years.
The Irish Republic firm exports chicks to UK poultry farmers, supplying fully-grown birds to the poultry meat industry. Company owner John Mawer told the BBC: “We’re already operating at full capacity and this new hatchery will enable us to meet the growing demand. We’ve spent about 18 months looking for a suitable site in the UK. As a former food factory, this building really suits our needs, as well as being a good location close to many of our customers.”
At MTJ’s press time, no one from Annyalla Chicks was available for comment.