2 Sisters Food Group is creating 150 jobs at its Coupar Angus facility in Perthshire, Scotland, a month after the UK company announced the closure of its plant in Smethwick in the West Midlands.

The company has undertaken a multi-million pound upgrade of the chicken processing site it purchased three years ago and the investment is now complete, a spokesperson said today (21 July). Cutting operations have been expanded and will enable 2 Sisters to supply more retail packed chicken portions that are reared, processed and packed in Scotland, according to a separate statement.

“We’ve seen significant investment in the site since 2 Sisters bought it, upgrading the chill line and changing the production layout,” said Russell Allan, general manager at the Coupar Angus factory. “The expansion of the cutting operation is great news for the whole team at Coupar and recognises the commitment and dedication of our loyal colleagues”, he said. 

The Smethwick facility was put up for closure because it was ageing, causing the company “significant challenges to meet the standards required by ourselves and our customers”, it said on 5 June. The move resulted in job losses and voluntary redundancies.

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