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2 Sisters invests £10M in ready meals factory

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By James Ridler+

Last updated on 15-May-2017 at 13:07 GMT2017-05-15T13:07:54Z

2 Sisters has invested £10M in its south Wales ready meals site
2 Sisters has invested £10M in its south Wales ready meals site

2 Sisters Food Group has invested a total of £10M in its prepared meals facility in south Wales, as the manufacturer steps up production of Chinese food.

Investment at the Rogerstone site saw the manufacturer install a dedicated Oriental foods “pod”, allowing the factory to supply a greater variety of meal options.

2 Sisters Meal Solutions md Simon Wookey said: “The significant investment in Rogerstone will lay the foundations for the future and acknowledges the loyalty and capability of our colleagues in south Wales.

“We are investing millions in our factories and embedding a cross-functional lean culture to deliver a gold standard performance.”

‘Investing millions in our factories’

The manufacturer said the investment had improved the quality and constancy of its products. It also implemented a new lean manufacturing programme at the site.

Site general manager Lisa Hancock said: “Colleagues are now thinking differently following the investment, constantly looking at how we can improve the quality and consistency of our products for the benefit of our customers.

“The new extension has been great news to the site on many levels and this will allow us to build on our recipe for success.”

A Marks & Spencer (M&S) spokesman said it was working with 2 Sisters and its other suppliers to invest in its supply chain.

Invest in its supply chain

“The new Oriental hub at Rogerstone Park is an important step forward for the site and one that will help deliver innovative and exciting meals for our customers.”

The Rogerstone investment brings the total made by 2 Sisters and its owner Ranjit Boparan to £47.6M this year.

2 Sisters invested £25M in its farms run by Hook 2 Sisters – a joint venture between the owner of PD Hook and 2 Sisters – and £2.5M in the PD Hook hatchery at Kentisbeare.

Last month also saw 2 Sisters owner Ranjit Boparan announce plans to invest £5.1M in meat retailer Crawshaw, as part of a deal to supply its stores with chicken.

Five Star Fish – 2 Sisters’ frozen fish processing business – received an investment of £5M, after it won a contract with M&S last year.

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