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ABP Food to invest £17m in Scottish meat processing facility

FBR Staff Writer Published 06 June 2018

Irish meat processing company ABP Food Group will invest £17m to carry out a planned redevelopment of its meat processing plant in Perth, Scotland.

Irish meat processing company ABP Food Group will invest £17m to carry out a planned redevelopment of its meat processing plant in Perth, Scotland.

The redevelopment will see extension and upgrade of chilled storage area, dry goods storage, maturation and meat production facilities apart from staff amenities.

ABP said the redevelopment project will create 80 new jobs at the facility and also offer significant employment opportunities during the construction stage.

The new investment follows a previous investment of £3m in cold storage and refrigeration facilities on the Perth meat processing site in June 2017.

The Perth meat processing facility, which was acquired in 1997 by ABP, has 280 employees and works with 1,600 farmers across Scotland.

ABP UK division managing director Tom Kirwan 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.”

The Scottish government is supporting the redevelopment project with £4m funding from the Food Processing, Marketing and Co-operation (FPMC) grant scheme.

Scotland Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing said: “Today’s investment in ABP Perth is part of a longer-term investment programme, which will help to fund major infrastructure projects - creating jobs and driving on the industry in Scotland.

“Scotland’s beef producers will benefit from the availability of processing facilities of the highest quality, and the project itself will be a boon to the local economy for many years to come.”

Last month, ABP revealed that it became the first Irish beef processor to get a contract in China.

ABP was given a three-year contract worth €50m by Asian restaurant chain Wowprime to supply beef to its restaurants in China.

The Irish meat processing company also exports its Irish beef products in Asia to Hong Kong, the Philippines and Japan.


Image: ABP will be supported by a Scottish government grant in redeveloping its Perth meat processing plant. Photo: courtesy of ABP Food Group.