Muller, the UK’s largest milk supplier and distributor, has expanded its facility in Telford with the construction of a chilled yogurt manufacturing line, capable of producing 500 million pots each year.
The expansion represents an investment of £50 million ($62 million), will create 65 new jobs in the area, and enable Muller to meet growing demand from consumers for branded and private label yogurts made with milk from British farms, the firm said in a press release.
The expansion includes the installation of three new production lines, the modernisation of three existing lines, the installation of an energy efficient cooling facility and a new automated high bay warehouse.
Commenting on the investment, Muller managing director Bergen Merey said: “This is a major step towards reducing the UK’s dependence on imported yogurt products, and it gives us a significant competitive advantage. We have acted to enable us to increase our share of both the private label and branded yogurt category. We intend to leverage our greater capabilities to support the growth of our private label business whilst we continue to innovate and drive our core branded products like Mullerlight and Muller Corner”.
Source: Muller (via MyNewsDesk)