Set to be completed by the middle of 2020, the investment will allow the business to boost its production capacity to more than 44,000 tonnes a year, generating an additional 70 new jobs for the firm. The firm said that the move would hopefully increase its production capabilities by 175%.
The centre will include six production lines for the development of food solutions and will be around 35,000 m2.
Fripozo, which is the subsidiary of agri-business holding Grupo Fuertes, said the move was a clear commitment to its growth plans and would enhance its reputation as one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of frozen foods.
“The main strengths of this organisation are the constant innovations, together with a philosophy of continuous improvement, aimed at giving a better response every day to the needs of its audience, thanks to a range of food solutions that allows them to save time in the kitchen,” said Fripozo general director Vicente Soto.
“This investment is the first part of a project divided into two phases: the second part will be executed in the medium term and will culminate in the transfer of the entire company to the new location.”
The centre will also increase its net employment rate by 10%, adding to its 600 employees across the business.
Fripozo manufactures 100% chicken breast products with crunchy coatings, which are distributed to major international markets around Europe and Latin America, as well as the foodservice sector in Spain.