Premier Foods has invested more than £12 million in its Ambrosia Creamery in Devon (UK). The investment, which has already created 20 new jobs, will enable the creamery to operate more efficiently through new and improved equipment. The investment is expected to add around £30 million to the local economy per year.
Commenting on his recent visit to the creamery, Food Minister George Eustice said: "Our food manufacturing sector generates over £100 billion for the economy and is bigger than cars and aerospace combined. Premier Foods is a great example of a business which is investing in technology and skills to drive growth."
The Ambrosia Creamery produces custard and rice desserts, using 67 million litres of British milk per year in the process. It employs more than 300 people and regularly recruits (engineering) apprentices.
Earlier this year the Ambrosia brand launched a new range of 'Deluxe' custards - using regional ingredients, such as West Country clotted cream - and a novelty frozen custard.
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