Müller Invests £50m To Expand Chilled Yoghurt Production Plant
Diary giant Müller has announced that it has completed a £50 million (€56.1 million) expansion project in its Telford manufacturing facility in the UK.
The expansion project has doubled the plant's production capacity to 500 million pots of yoghurt annually.
The facility is now equipped to manufacture yoghurts in various formats like big pots, split pots and regular fruited versions.
'A Major Step'
Commenting on the completion of the project, managing director at Müller Yoghurt and Desserts, Bergen Merey, said, "This is a major step towards reducing the UK’s dependence on imported yoghurt products, and it gives us a significant competitive advantage."
The investment has created 65 new jobs in the area and will enable the diary company to meet the growing demand for branded and private-label yoghurts made of milk from British farms.
The Expansion Project
The expansion project involved the installation of three new state-of-the-art production lines, an energy-efficient cooling facility, and a new automated high-bay warehouse.
It also included the modernisation of three existing production lines.
It also ensures that Müller has the manufacturing footprint to pursue potential further increases in production at the site of up to 700 million pots in future years, as the business continues to grow.
The project also ensured that Müller has the manufacturing footprint for a potential increase in production at the site of up to 700 million pots in future years, the company said.
The company's other major yoghurt and chilled desserts manufacturing units are based in Market Drayton and Minsterley.
A Market Leader
Recently, Müller was named the top dairy brand in the UK by Kantar’s 2019 UK Brand Footprint report.
The study also found it to be the eighth most popular FMCG brand in the UK.
It also emerged as the top player in the chilled yoghurt category for its Müllerlight brand, and the second most favourite in the potted dessert segment for Müller Corner.
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