Tulip to spend £16m on de-boning plant

Meat processor Tulip has announced it will invest £16m in its site in Cornwall, creating an estimated 250 new jobs.

Tulip announced it will expand its de-boning facility in Bugle, Cornwall, making it the largest de-boning operation in the UK. The facility will also produce Tulip’s smoked and cured pork products.

Tulip chief executive Chris Thomas explained: “This is a very exciting time for our business and for Cornwall. When our investment programme has been completed, we will have created an additional 250 new jobs, which is fantastic news for the whole region.

“I am delighted that our parent company, Danish Crown, has chosen to invest in this region, a decision due in the main to the skill and commitment of our colleagues here in Cornwall, the encouragement and support we have received from local government, regional agencies and, in particular, local MP Stephen Gilbert.”

The company also announced it will upgrade its site at Redruth, installing an air drying and linear curing facility, increasing its capabilities by 40%.

Tulip’s expansion plans for both sites are still waiting final approval, but it reported that work should be under way by October.

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