Through the completion of a fourth site in Yorkshire, vegetable, salad and mayonnaise producer Troy Foods has now expanded its operations. Supported by a £500,000 investment from NPIF – Mercia Debt Finance, managed by Mercia and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF), the new fully operational facility is expected to create more than 20 new jobs.
The 30,000 sq ft site in Lofthouse, Wakefield, is dedicated to the preparation of freshly prepared ready-to-eat vegetables, such as carrot batons and herby potatoes, which are supplied direct to the retail and food service sectors.
The company’s latest BRCGS (British Retail Consortium Global Standards) approved site features a fully equipped processing plant with separate high care areas as well as refrigerated storage facilities. It has the capacity to process 1,000 tonnes of vegetables a week, the equivalent of 700,000 retail packs per week.
Group managing director, James Kempley, told thebusinessdesk.com: “This latest investment from NPIF – Mercia Debt Finance, arranged by David Wright, marks another key step in our ambitious five-year vision for Troy Foods to be the largest prepared vegetable produce supplier across all sectors, including B2B, ready-to-eat, food service and retail. Already, we are the UK’s leading B2B vegetable processing manufacturer and the leading supplier of branded salads.”
“The addition of a fourth site in the region increases our capacity, enabling us to offer customers an even greater choice of prepared vegetables with the introduction of ready-to-eat lines. As a fourth generation Yorkshire family business with a heritage of almost 100 years, we are proud to be continuing to drive the company forward while never losing sight of our values and traditions.”