Maelor Foods submits application to expand poultry production
One of the UK’s most advanced poultry processors has submitted a new application to further increase production at its Wrexham site.
Maelor Foods has submitted an application to boost operations at its Pickhill Lane factory in Cross Lanes, Wrexham.
If approved, production would be doubled at the site from one million to two million birds per week.
The increased production would also create 125 new jobs and an annual boost of £20 million to the local economy, the company said.
The existing facility, built in 2014, currently processes one million birds a week, with the company employing 250 people.
Ricky Mehta, director of Maelor Foods, said: “Throughout the UK, similar facilities are not limited in the number of birds they process.
“As a result, we have now submitted a request to amend the conditions to Wrexham Council, asking to increase the restriction to 2 million birds per week.
“This growth would create 125 new well-paying jobs for the people of Wrexham, while increasing our contribution to Wrexham’s economy by £20 million each year.”
He said the increased operations of Maelor Foods would allow national retailers to source poultry from local farmers.
“At a time when the price of food and goods is on everyone’s mind, we hope Wrexham Council will recognize the economic and social benefits our proposals can bring.”
The bid was submitted to Wrexham Council on September 12, 2022.