A £7.5m investment in new technology and upgrades at 2 Sisters Food Group’s UK Poultry site in Sandycroft is creating more than 200 new jobs.
The site, based on Sandycroft Industrial Estate, processes one million birds per week and is one of the biggest sites within 2 Sisters employing more than 1,300 people. Chicken from the factory supplies supermarkets, as well as providing wholesale products to KFC.
This investment has enabled the installation of new technology including automated packing lines, new packaging machines, upgrading of cutting lines to increase capacity and the introduction of X-ray bone detection machinery for fillet production.
As a result of the investment, the site is now recruiting over 200 additional workers in roles such as butchers, trimmers, hangers and primary operatives working on various shift patterns.