Avara Foods invests £1.5 million at poultry site

One of the UK’s largest poultry processing businesses, Avara Foods, has invested over £1.5 million in improving and developing its site at Abergavenny which will also create 40 jobs

Avara Foods, one of the UK’s largest poultry processing businesses, has invested over £1.5 million in improving and developing its site at Abergavenny, Monmouthshire.

Work is nearing completion on a comprehensive refurbishment, which includes extensive new processing equipment, more efficient refrigeration and new and improved facilities for staff.

The investment, which will grow the site’s permanent workforce by 40, will increase production capacity and capability and will expand the product range produced at the site.

The Abergavenny factory already produces a range of primarily turkey-based products for the UK supermarket sector; however, the new investment will expand the product range into more value-added and convenience food, expanding and diversifying into chicken and duck products.

Site manager at Avara Foods, Abergavenny, Julia Phelps said that the past 12 months have been very exciting for them. This investment is real proof of the value the company places on their work at the site – they excel at their work and thanks to these site-wide improvements, they will do more and do it even better.

Phelps said that they have an exceptionally motivated and hardworking team at Abergavenny and she is looking forward to seeing the firm grow further.

The creation of new jobs at Avara Foods’ Abergavenny site reflects the company’s deep commitment to people and employment in the area.

Although a national business with operations across the UK, every site plays an important part in the company’s supply chain and is highly valued.

Andrew Brodie, people and communications director at Avara Foods said that the investments they have made in the production facilities at the Abergavenny site are an exciting step forward, and part of a wider programme of improvement across the whole business.

Brodie said that the investment in technology is something which will benefit everyone; by automating repetitive tasks they can increase efficiency and create more higher-skilled roles across the business, which are more meaningful and better rewarded.

He said that they have also invested in staff facilities at Abergavenny in line with their purpose of being ‘a company you want to work with and for’.

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