Gelagri, the frozen vegetables subsidiary of French co-operative Triskalia plans to revamp two of its production plants in Brittany as part of a EUR10m (US$13.2m) investment programme.

In the first half of next year, packaging lines for frozen vegetables at Gelagri’s plant in Saint Caradec will be transferred to its plant in Loudéac, along with 36 staff, increasing processing capacity to 100,000 tonnes.

The Saint Caradec plant will group all of the production of Gelagri’s frozen ready meals and packaging activities.

The reorganisation is designed to strengthen the firm’s competitiveness amid falling prices for frozen vegetables over the past three years, Gelagri said.

Triskalia was formed out of the merger of three Brittany co-ops earlier this year.