Kraft Heinz to invest £140m in UK plant
Kraft Heinz has announced plans to invest £140 million in its food processing plant in Wigan.
The Kitt Green site is the largest food processing plant in Europe and around 1.3 billion cans of food are produced every year.
As part of the proposals, 50 new jobs will be created while the manufacture of sauces such as Heinz Tomato Ketchup would be brought back to the UK.
The investment would also be used to fund updated manufacturing equipment and technology.
Luis Spinardi, Site Director at Kitt Green said: “This is a very exciting time for Kitt Green and I am proud that the potential for the site to grow and modernise is being recognised.
“As a result of this proposed investment, we are now in the fortunate position where Kitt Green can become a much more modern facility and our teams will have the ability to adopt more contemporary ways of working whilst exemplifying the highest global standards for food manufacturing.
“Not only are we excited to be expanding our product mix by bringing sauces back to the UK but also look forward to a more efficient facility with a sustainable future.
“Consumers remain at the centre of everything we do, and this was particularly evident during the pandemic; I would like to thank all our teams for their relentless dedication, commitment and resilience throughout the year helping to feed the nation.
“We are proud to continue our journey as a motivated team to reach our common goal of establishing Kitt Green as a world class manufacturer, delivering exceptional performance in everything we do.”
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