Avara Foods, one of the UK’s biggest food businesses and a major employer in Telford, is going against the national trend for UK manufacturing. According to a recent survey by EEF and Santander Bank, manufacturing investment “contracted quite sharply” in the first half of 2018. Not so at Avara, where investment continues in many forms and guises
Since reopening the Telford plant in 2015, following a £36m expansion and refit, investment in technology, automation and infrastructure has continued. Within the building, whole chickens are portioned and packed into the products that will be familiar to supermarket shoppers. During August, Telford hit a new high of 1.5 million chickens processed per week.
Marcus Billig, site manager, said: “This year has been fantastic for our Telford site. The factory has quickly adjusted, exceeded targets and managed the additional demand exceptionally well. The amount of extra work coming in to Telford will be great for ongoing recruitment and development.”
Read Avara Food's official press release here.