Pembrokeshire Creamery Ltd. (PCL) has introduced that its new liquid milk processing facility in Haverfordwest will open within the first quarter of 2024.
The corporate acquired the the brand new growth plot at Pembrokeshire Meals Park in February of 2023 after the Welsh authorities and Pembrokeshire County Council accomplished the sale.
The announcement has been timed with the creamery’s attendance at Pembrokeshire County Present, which takes place tomorrow (Wednesday, August 16) and Thursday (August 17).
Dairy farmers have been invited to satisfy the corporate’s crew on the occasion to seek out out extra in regards to the deliberate opening.
Managing director of Pembrokeshire Creamery Ltd., Mark McQuade, mentioned: “We’ve already had an enormous quantity of curiosity from supermarkets and wholesalers eager to promote Welsh milk that’s been bottled right here in Wales.
“We’re hoping that our presence on the present shall be a chance for dairy farmers, prospects or different suppliers to make connections and for us to begin constructing the enterprise relationships which is able to translate into long run financial advantages for Welsh farming and our rural financial system.
“In the end, our finish purpose is for all Welsh milk that’s bought in Wales to have been processed and bottled in Wales.”
Pembrokeshire Creamery Ltd. mentioned it can have the capability to bottle 60 million litres of milk in its preliminary 12-18 month part, constructing to 120 million litres per yr when it reaches full capability.
Native processing is predicted to create an estimated 60 new jobs on the Haverfordwest web site in Part 1 in addition to securing or creating employment in ancillary industries and provide chains.
Pembrokeshire Creamery Ltd. has mentioned it hopes to present UK supermarkets the chance to supply their Welsh prospects milk that’s each sourced and bottled in Wales quite than being transported to England for processing.
“By eradicating the necessity for Welsh milk to be transported to bottling vegetation in England, Pembrokeshire Creamery will have the ability to cut back meals miles and enhance provide chain effectivity,” the corporate mentioned.