Friday, September 22, 2023

New milk processing facility set for Wales

The Welsh Government and Pembrokeshire County Council have completed the sale of land to a Pembrokeshire-based company for the development of a new milk-processing facility in the county, as part of a multi-million-pound investment.

Pembrokeshire Creamery Ltd. (PCL) has acquired a development plot at Pembrokeshire Food Park, bringing with it £17 million investment and the creation of 80 new jobs over the next three years.

The Pembrokeshire Food Park in Withybush, near Haverfordwest was established in 2021, following a £2 million investment by the Welsh Government and £1 million from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Welsh Government, which was awarded to Pembrokeshire County Council for the delivery of the first phase of infrastructure works at the food park. The new milk processing plant has also received financial support from the European Union through the Rural Development Fund.

Now, PCL are set to occupy 10.25 acres of the Food Park following its investment in the new milk processing facility, which will source milk from local family farms and have an annual processing capacity of 70 million litres.

Mark McQuade, Managing Director, Pembrokeshire Creamery Limited, said: “Pembrokeshire Creamery Limited are grateful to the Welsh Government for their support with this investment, which will deliver significant jobs and growth to the local economy.

“The new site will be the only BRC Certified facility to offer Welsh milk that is also bottled in Wales, and as such, the Creamery will shorten the supply chain in Wales. Pembrokeshire is a fantastic milk field in which to build an authentically Welsh milk supply for Welsh supermarket stores.”

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