Located in Stourton Link, Leeds, the new 3,530m2 distribution centre will provide ambient and chilled storage of raw materials, increasing capacity at the processing facilities and helping to expand production.
Troy Foods’s commercial manager James Kempley said: “As we continue to take advantage of new opportunities within the food sector, such as the growth of discount retailers, we expect our business to continue to grow.
“The expansion into our third premises will enable us to increase production in line with customer demand.
“Going forward, our longer-term vision is to move both of our processing operations onto a single site while remaining in West Yorkshire.”
The company secured a five-year lease on the new premises with the help of law firm Clarion’s property team.
Clarion partner Simon Young said: “Troy Foods has established a niche business, proving able to adapt to changes in what is a notoriously competitive and fast moving sector.
“With a heritage of almost 100 years, it has diversified to meet new eating and shopping trends, while retaining a focus on customer service, whether working with traditional supermarkets or newer discount retailers.”
Established in the 1920s, Troy Foods supplies prepared vegetables for ready meals and retail packs in supermarkets.
It processes about 800t of vegetables a week at its facility in Royds Farm Road, Leeds.
1,000t of value added lines
The firm also manufactures about 1,000t of value added lines a week at its Hunslet, Leeds, facility, such as dressed salads including coleslaw, potato salads and pasta salads as well as mayonnaise and dressings.
The business employs 350 staff, as well as up to 400 agency workers in peak seasons.
Meanwhile, a new food packaging distribution centre has created 15 jobs at Ferrybridge in West Yorkshire, with further recruitment planned for later this year, according to Taylor Davis, which opened it.
The new 3,716m² warehouse and distribution centre at Ferrybridge Business Park will boost employment in an area badly hit by the loss of 170 jobs when the local coal-fired power station was closed in May.