A meat producer in Lincolnshire will invest £2.3 million in its specialist snacking site at Ruskington to support increased demand for core traditional products.
The investment will allow Tulip Ltd to create a smaller specialist factory on-site at its Ruskington premises. The factory employs 450 workers.
The Lincolnshire factory is the world’s largest Scotch egg manufacturer and the UK’s leading producer of cocktail sausages. It also produces a range of mini-filled bites and seasonal products.
It means they will be able to develop products more quickly and increase their production capacity.
Newly appointed site director Ian Bagnall will oversee the investment.
CEO at Tulip Andrew Cracknell said: “We have recognised how eating habits have changed including a growth in food to go and high protein snacking.
“Investment in our Ruskington site shows how we are driving growth in the snacking category, offering products containing a variety of protein, flavours and dips to appeal to younger consumers, whilst also future proofing more traditional snacking options.
“At the same time, this enhanced capability and capacity will ensure outstanding service delivery and quality levels for our customers.
“This significant investment in our Ruskington facility underlines our on-going commitment to the Lincolnshire region and demonstrates continued inward investment into the UK by our parent company Danish Crown. We’re confident that the site will be well placed to help drive our business forward in the years ahead.”
Operations Director at Tulip Ltd Shaun Kay added: “We are also investing in a dedicated facility and state-of-the-art equipment to support the development of a range of niche products which can be more complex to produce.”
Meanwhile, it is understood that the consultation process is still ongoing at its Boston site where over 450 jobs could be at risk if it cannot find new customers.
Tulip Ltd previously informed its workforce at Boston that it had been unsuccessful in a major customer tender process. 464 people are employed at the Boston plant, which is a Marks & Spencer site.
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