Long Sutton factory reveals expansion details
The Princes factory in Long Sutton has revealed more details about its ongoing, multi-million pound redevelopment.
The large-scale project, which is set to run until next spring, will see major construction and engineering firm adi expand the site by nearly 19,000m² (200,000 sq ft).
They will also create new car parking facilities to the west of the factory to free up the existing provision, and allow building to commence.
Long Sutton is food and drink group Princes’ largest food production site in the UK, producing a range of canned products including peas, pulses, beans, bean meals, fruits and ready meals.
The new project and associated infrastructure will allow the canned food specialists to provide state of the art equipment, better energy efficiency and increased production.
The development will result in a new raw material handling and kitchen facility at the site, which already employs over 500 permanent staff.
Princes group director, food and marketing, Ruth Simpson, said: “Our Long Sutton site is a well-established part of the Princes family and we’re delighted to be implementing this significant investment to secure its long-term future.
“Our development programme is providing state of the art equipment, better energy efficiency and increased production at the site, and is a major part of our commitment to UK manufacturing and providing sustained, high quality employment opportunities in the area.”
The Long Sutton project is Princes’ largest investment there to date, with a number of initiatives, such as a 3.5 metre acoustic barrier around the eastern perimeter of the site helping to minimise noise disruption to the local area.
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