Kraft Heinz, one of the world’s largest food and beverage firms, has announced the investment of £20m in its facility in Kitts Green near Wigan in the UK.
According to sources, the investment will be spent on modernising the filling and packaging operations, including a high-speed production line capable of filling 1,200 cans of soup and beans per minute, a high-speed weigh filling line and a triple-pack can packaging line.
“It will give us further growth potential of 5.5. million units and allow us to produce almost 80 million Snap Pots a year,” said Stuart Lawson, manufacturing director at Wigan facility.
The Kitt Green facility is one of the biggest canned food production plant in Europe, manufacturing 383,000 tonnes pf products per year.
After Kraft Heinz merged in 2015, the site has seen an upgrade of £113.6 million in its production lines.
Source: FoodBev Media