Cranswick unveils new Yorkshire plant

Sainsbury’s group commercial director Mike Coupe has opened a new Cranswick production facility at Preston, East Yorkshire.

Coupe officially opened the facility by unveiling a plaque, following a tour of the new factory.

Cranswick is said to have invested £13m in the new facility, using robotic technology, to replace the original, built in the 1980s.

Livestock will be drawn to what is now Cranswick’s largest processing plant from across Yorkshire. The new facility will also ensure easy access to the factory for local farmers, the  company added.

Cranswick CEO Bernard Hoggarth said: “After three years of planning and construction, it’s fantastic that the new facility is now complete and that Mike Coupe could join us for the official opening. This was the final stage in the development plan and I’m happy that we continue to offer a highly efficient operation at Cranswick to local pig producers and that this considerable investment ensures the highest levels of animal welfare going forward.”

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