Production of Christmas turkeys this year will benefit from completing the first phase of our £5 million expansion programme. The initial £2.6 million investment is aimed for the seasonal production of turkeys with two new blast chillers and a new turkey packing hall.
The two new chillers, capable of chilling 20,000 turkeys a day, will be brought into use along with a new turkey packing hall and new packing lines giving an abundance of extra space for storage and further expansion. The yard area has been upgraded with new water and offal handling processes, making life much easier for people working there.
“The main purpose of this expansion is to give us more capacity and to future proof our seasonal turkey business,” said Mark Gorton, TNP Managing Director. “The build hasn’t been without its problems – and trying to do it through the pandemic added to these – but I would like to thank everyone involved for their hard work and persistence in tackling the task and getting it completed ready for this season.”
The project was part funded by an EU rural development grant awarded on the basis of contributing to business efficiency, benefiting the rural economy and representing value for public money.