Faccenda Foods has unveiled plans for a new despatch hub in Brackley.
The company is investing £5 million to help increase storage and distribution capabilities with the new facility expected to be completed within the next 12 months. The 2,787 sq m site will be situated in the same business park as one of Faccenda's major poultry processing plants and the company believes it will allow it to deliver improved levels of quality to its customers.
Andy Dawkins, managing director of the company, explained that the development will not only improve its current service to customers but also open space for the firm to modernise. It is also looking to refurbish the current factory in Brackley which will help to allow investment for advanced operational processes, better infrastructure and better facilities for staff.
Mr Dawkins explained that the £5 million funding package also highlighted the Faccenda's commitment to its Brackley operations. It is designed to develop and improve its development within the poultry market.
Philip Davidson, operations director, echoed the sentiments of Mr Dawkins, adding: "Our focus with this development is to ensure our operations at Brackley are fit for the future, allowing us to take a major step forward in operational efficiency and employee working conditions, while reducing our environmental impact.
"This significant investment is good for our customers and great news for the local community.”
One of the key elements of Faccenda's investment package is to increase capacity to process birds for portioning. The initial phase will increase portioning by 25 per cent as soon as it is implemented, giving the company the ability to handle around 1.3 million birds a week and significantly improving efficiency.
Faccenda is one of the largest food businesses in the UK boasting a turnover of around £400 million and employing around 3,000 members of staff.