KK Wholefoods building new plant

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Welsh vegetarian food manufacturer begins construction of a new
£2.5 million processing facility project to allow it to expand into
organic and meat dishes.

A new food processing plant due to be completed later this year will allow UK processor KK Wholefoods to expand its vegetarian food operations and begin production of a new range of organic and meat dishes.

A report in the Daily Post​ said that the Welsh company was planning to move production to the £2.5 million site at the Deeside Industrial Park in October, creating around 50 new jobs in the process.

The paper said that the five-acre site on the park left the company with further room for expansion. The company's owner, Leyla Edwards, told the Post: "Our workforce will double to 100 within five years and I anticipate that our turnover, which is under £3 million at present, will rise to the region of £8 million. We will have the production capacity to achieve that and we know our customer base.''

The new KK Wholefoods plant will cover 22,000 square feet, and will cost £1.2 million to construct. A further £1.3 million has been set aside for land acquisition and for fitting out the plant.

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