2 Sisters to create 100 new jobs at Derby facility

2 Sisters is to increase investment in its Derby plant, creating 100 new jobs. 

The site, which currently focuses on barbecue and ready-to-cook ranges, employs 500 people, with a 100 more “in the pipeline”.

The former S&A Foods site was bought by 2 Sisters in October 2015, when S&A Foods went into administration. Manufacturing recommenced at the site in April 2016 as part of the business’ Better Before Bigger strategy. Eventually, cooked chicken products for its retail customers will be manufactured at the site.

Geoff Allison, site director at 2 Sisters Derby, said: “We’re delighted to be able to resurrect this factory and bring new jobs to Derby. One of the things that first attracted us to the site was the close proximity to a high-calibre, dedicated workforce that we knew would be able to produce some great-quality food.

“The new technology we have introduced in the factory makes the facility the most advanced of its kind in Europe and will become our platform for growth for added-value protein over the next decade.”

Ranjit Singh, 2 Sisters CEO, added: “Investment in the very latest production line technology will ensure that Derby is at the forefront of quality benefits and cost control.

“Our Protein footprint programme continues to progress at pace and the expanded capabilities at Derby will enable us to deliver more volume and extended product offerings in Added Value Protein in 2017.”

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