Dawn Meats celebrates 10th anniversary of Welsh site

By Oli Haenlein

- Last updated on GMT

Irish meat supplier Dawn Meats is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Cross Hands site in Carmarthenshire, Wales.

The plant, which opened in March 2005, is a retail and foodservice packing facility, which produces beef, pork and lamb products, as well as added value and cooked convenience red meat and poultry products.

Dawn Meats said that after significant investment over the past 10 years in Cross Hands, more than 500 staff are now employed on the site, which has a production capacity of 1,000 tonnes per week. The company added that the site features the latest technology in traceability, robotics, packaging, labelling and slicing, allowing for the processing of a wide range of products in a variety of packaging formats.

In 2014 the Cross Hands site won a number of awards, while it also delivered a 65% reduction in water consumption and a 50% reduction in energy consumption on-site last year.

Charlotte Sutton of Dawn Meats said: "Today we are celebrating with the staff who, over the past decade, have built Cross Hands into a world-class facility, with a keen eye for innovation and operational excellence. I would like to thank our Cross Hands team for their commitment and support over the past 10 years.

"This has been a site of growth and innovation since 2005, and we are in the process of investing further in the site to meet the evolving demands of the modern consumer and secure volume, growth and employment for the future. We look forward to another 10 years of business growth in Wales."

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