Cool £20m Boost For Frozen Food

Frozen food giant PinguinLutosa Food Group is ploughing almost £20million into its Lynn site.

A major refit of PinguinLutosa UK's packing facilities is under way and last year a new frozen bean production line was commissioned.

At the close of 2010 £6.2million had been spent on PinguinLutosa UK's operations.

A further £13million investment will see an additional 10,000 pallet space cold store, a new high speed freezing production line, a more environmentally friendly biological effluent plant and a brand new development centre.

UK managing director, Peter Denolf, said: "This exciting investment plan keeps PinguinLutosa at the forefront of frozen food production in the UK and will allow us to continue to offer our customers a highly efficient service as well as top quality British produce."

PinguinLutosa Food Group also expects to complete the takeover of the d'Aucy frozen food group in May 2011.

Pinguin is giving up part of its 44-acre site on the Hardwick Industrial Estate to accommodate the new Sainsbury's superstore which is being created there.

A tripartite agreement between Morston Assets, Sainsbury's and Pinguin will help finance a new £7million link road for the industrial estate.

Published on Wednesday 23 March 2011 12:27 in Lynn News