Tofu King opens new factory for bean curd products

By Michelle Perrett

- Last updated on GMT

The tofu company is expanding into a new factory
The tofu company is expanding into a new factory

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UK independent tofu producer, Tofu King, is expanding its UK operations to meet a surge in demand for its bean curd products.

Tofu King is not the only tofu specialist to be expanding as consumer demand for tofu increases. The Tofoo Co recently increased its production capacity by 70%​. 

Tofu King will move all its existing operations to the new site from its current facility at Small Heath Trading Estate, Armoury in Birmingham, enabling it to produce tofu blocks, sheets and fried varieties all on one site.

Processing machinery

The facility – designed by Pentadel Project Management – will incorporate processing machinery within a large, open production area, as well as a high-level viewing gallery and a spacious relaxation and canteen area for staff.

The new site would supply Tofu King’s existing UK independent and trade base, while enabling it to grow its business through new retail and foodservice opportunities, it said. 

“We are very excited about our new facility, which can’t come soon enough, as popularity for bean curd products in the UK grows,”​ said Tofu King owner Yan Lui. 

By partnering with Pentadel Project Management throughout the whole project, we currently have an expertly-designed facility in development, that will not only meet our business expansion plans, but also offer a welcoming and pleasant workplace for our staff.”

 

Collaboration

James Kemp, managing director of Pentadel Project Management said that it was working in collaboration with Tofu King to develop and deliver the new facility.  

“We’ve provided the full design, procurement, construction management and principal contractor services for the project, enabling Tofu King to retain control of the budget and for us to be on track for an end-of-year completion,”​ said Kemp. 

Vegan diets have become more attractive to consumers​ during the COVID-19 pandemic and, in particular, to a quarter (25%) of young British millennials (aged 21-30), new research from Mintel has indicated.

Related topics: Supply Chain, Fresh produce, Veganism

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