Soanes continues expansion drive

By Aidan Fortune contact

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T Soanes & Son has been on an investment and expansion drive over the past year
T Soanes & Son has been on an investment and expansion drive over the past year
Yorkshire poultry supplier T Soanes & Son has announced further expansion to its business as part of its growth plans.

Two of its contract growers have “invested significantly”​ in new capacity to maintain the growth pace started last year.

Growers in Hull and Driffield have invested in new buildings that will increase their capacity by 25% and 40% respectively to ensure supply as Soanes enters the “next phase of its business growth”​.

General manager Nigel Upson said: “The farms upgrade project goes hand in hand with our plans to improve infrastructure, increase whole bird processing and expand our portioning capacity in response to customer needs.”

This follows a £1.6m investment by the business at its Middleton on the Wolds factory​,​ which increased capacity by 20% and created 15 new jobs. The factory expansion project was part-funded by the European Agriculture Fund for Rural Development, with a £583,000 grant secured by Westley Consulting.

It also added two senior members to its team​ last May.

The business was also shortlisted for the Meat, Poultry and Seafood Manufacturing Company of the Year Award​ at the Food Manufacture​ Excellence Awards 2018.

Recently, Suffolk pork producer Dingley Dell invested £500,000 in a new charcuterie facility​ while Finsbury invested £1m to boost efficiencies at its Kara foodservice facility​ in Manchester.

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