ABP Announces £17 Million Investment In Perth Processing Plant
Irish beef processor ABP has announced an investment of £17 million (€19.4 million) towards the planned redevelopment of its Perth processing plant, in Scotland.
The Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy and Connectivity, Fergus Ewing, announced the redevelopment, which will include an extension and upgrade of the facility's chilled storage area, dry-goods storage, maturation and meat production facilities, and staff amenities.
A Modern Facility
Tom Kirwan, managing director of ABP’s UK Division, said, “We look forward to beginning work and transforming Perth into one of the most modern facilities of its kind in the UK.
“The improvements will benefit everyone, from our farmer suppliers through to our colleagues and the local economy. It will create 80 additional jobs on site and provide significant employment during the construction phase,” added Kirwan.
ABP has had a presence in Scotland since 1982, and it acquired the Perth facility in 1997. The facility currently employs 280 staff and works with 1,600 farmers across Scotland.
It has also played a key role in helping the company achieve quadruple accreditation from the Carbon Trust, in recognition of the progress that it is making in reducing its environmental impact.
ABP announced last year that it would invest £22 million in a green-energy plant, which will produce enough sustainable energy to power the equivalent of 12,000 homes.
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