2 Sisters Food Group has announced a £45m investment that it says will create the world’s most advanced poultry processing plant at its site in Scunthorpe.
The upgrade will introduce new robotic cells to create a fully automated process that will increase the capacity of the site by a third to 2.4m birds a week. The group said investment will future-proof the Scunthorpe operation, securing over 1600 jobs at the site, as well as improving animal welfare, quality and presentation of the finished product. The upgrade of the group’s £150m poultry investment programme unveiled with its full year results.
A 2 Sisters spokesman said: “This investment is a clear demonstration of our commitment to Scunthorpe, making this key centre the world’s most advanced poultry processing plant. 2 Sisters is in the midst of a £150m programme to revolutionise how poultry is processed in the UK for the benefit of our customers and consumers in general.”