A multi-million pound investment by Moy Park in its Ashbourne facility has enabled the site to reach the production milestone of one million chickens per week.
The food company, one of the largest 10 in the UK, recently completed a £4 million investment at the premises which included the installation of new processing and cutting lines, advanced chilling, software and hardware equipment, and the refurbishment of grading and storage areas. Overall, the investment programme has boosted production at Ashbourne by a third.
“This £4 million investment has allowed us to streamline processes and enhance productivity,” said Colin Grubb, general manager at Moy Park Ashbourne said. “Reaching the milestone of producing one million chickens per week at Ashbourne is a great achievement for the entire team, who not only drive forward industry leading operational practices but also help us to deliver exemplary service. This investment has not only focused on building operational capacity, but has also included investment in people development with over 100 staff taking part in skills training.”