ABP Food Group has today announced an investment of £3 million in its Perth processing plant in Scotland. The investment, which is part funded by the Scottish Government’s Food Processing, Marketing and Co-operation grant scheme, is the first phase of a major upgrade which will transform the site into a world class facility and will see the expansion of chilling and maturation facilities, state of the art production areas and improved staff amenities.
Commenting on the announcement, Tom Kirwan, Managing Director of ABP UK, said, “We are really excited to be moving forward with the development and creating a facility that will not only support Scottish agriculture by providing a world-class processing facility but will also enable additional value to be created which will be good for local employment and the economy.”
ABP Perth, which is part of the ABP Food Group, employs 280 staff and works with 1,600 farmers from across Scotland. ABP Food Group was the first food processor in the world to achieve triple certification to the Carbon Trust Standard for the third consecutive time. The Carbon Trust Standard is the world’s leading independent certification awarded to organisations that can demonstrate they are taking effective action to tackle their environmental impact, verifying reductions in carbon emissions, water use and waste output.