Maelor opens new chicken plant

By Rick Pendrous

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Jeff Donald, Marel Poultry UK area sales manager (2nd left) seals the deal for the broiler processing kit with Maelor Foods's owner Raj Mehta (centre)
Jeff Donald, Marel Poultry UK area sales manager (2nd left) seals the deal for the broiler processing kit with Maelor Foods's owner Raj Mehta (centre)

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Maelor Foods, part of Salisbury Poultry (Midlands), has selected equipment from Marel Poultry for use within the company’s brand new plant located at Wrexham in north Wales.

The facility, which formerly housed First Milk’s cheese dairy plant, will process 13,500 broiler chickens an hour. The project is scheduled for completion in 2017.

The new operation will carry out everything from live bird handling to the distribution of whole birds, serving Salisbury Poultry’s Bilston factory. Bilston cuts carcasses up and debones them into portions.

Further deboning may also be carried out at the Wrexham plant itself, as this has more space and more capacity for Maelor Foods to grow its business, says the company.

Marel will supply a complete kill and evisceration department, incorporating fully automated giblet and feet processing. A Stork in-line air chilling tunnel and an elaborate grading line will also be installed.

Contact Marel Poultry​ for more information.   

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