Frozen ready meals maker KK Fine Foods has announced a GBP833,000 (US$1.3m) investment to expand its production site in Wales.

The third production hall will allow the company to service contracts from some of its customers including Aldi and Morrisons.

Work has already started and will be completed by March. About 100 jobs are expected to be added as a result of the investment.

The project will fund building adaptions necessary to accommodate new freezing facilities and cooking lines as well as new equipment and IT control systems to increase productivity and efficiency.

The investment follows a GBP4.2m expansion announced last year. The investment in additional manufacturing space and new equipment created 90 new jobs and increased  its production capacity to more than GBP40m worth of frozen food a year.

Chairman Dr Graham Jackson said: "It will enable us to meet the growing demand from some of our key customers and we anticipate it will increase our turnover to GBP40m within three years."