The Welsh authorities and Pembrokeshire County Council have accomplished the sale of land to a Pembrokeshire-based firm for the event of a brand new milk processing facility as a part of a £17 million funding.
Pembrokeshire Creamery Ltd. (PCL) has acquired the brand new growth plot at Pembrokeshire Meals Park and can see the creation of 80 new jobs over the following three years as a part of its operations.
PCL is about to occupy over 10ac of the park following the multi-million pound funding within the new milk processing facility, which can supply milk from native household farms and have an annual processing capability of 70 million litres, the federal government mentioned as we speak (Tuesday, February 28).
Talking on the announcement, Financial system Minister Vaughan Gething mentioned the Welsh authorities is doing all it could to assist create jobs for folks inside their very own communities.
“Agriculture, foods and drinks are sectors that make a big contribution to Pembrokeshire’s native economic system, and we’re decided to assist new and present companies in these sectors to develop and thrive,” he mentioned.
“We’ve been working carefully with Pembrokeshire County Council to make land accessible for growth at Pembrokeshire Meals Park to permit us to understand that ambition.
“So, I’m very happy we have now secured this important funding, which can create 80 new jobs domestically over the following three years. This will likely be an actual enhance for the regional economic system.”
Food and drinks
Rural Affairs Minister Lesley Griffiths mentioned the Welsh authorities is proving its assist for the foods and drinks sector by supporting the “thrilling new venture”.
“We’re dedicated to supporting Welsh farmers in addition to our foods and drinks sector and the funding in Pembrokeshire Meals Park is one other nice instance of how we’re doing this,” she mentioned.
“At present’s information will see retailers provided with milk from native farms, bottled in Withybush, making a long-term and sustainable provide chain for Welsh shoppers.
“Pembrokeshire produces implausible foods and drinks merchandise, and I sit up for seeing this proceed into the longer term.
Managing director of PCL, Mark McQuade, mentioned the corporate was grateful to the Welsh authorities for its assist with the funding, which can “ship important jobs and development to the native economic system”.
“The brand new website would be the solely BRC (British Retail Consortium) Licensed facility to supply Welsh milk that can be bottled in Wales, and as such, the Creamery will shorten the availability chain in Wales. Pembrokeshire is a implausible milk area wherein to construct an authentically Welsh milk provide for Welsh grocery store shops.”