Müller plans £40M factory extension to create 52 jobs

Müller applied to extend its site to 8.46ha

Müller UK and Ireland Group has applied for planning permission to extend its Telford factory in a £40M investment – a move which would double its capacity and create 52 jobs.

The dairy processor said expanding its Donnington Wood facility, in Shropshire, would increase production of yogurt from 350M pots a year to 700M. Telford & Wrekin Council confirmed it had received the application from Müller UK on Thursday (July 13).

Müller’s application statement, submitted to the council last month, said: “Müller have an approved budget of over £40M. This will see the installation of: a new site automated cleaning system, new process equipment, three new filling lines including all associated downstream packaging, a new product cooling system and an automated high bay warehouse.

‘Approved budget of over £40M’

“The investment will create a number of new roles in the plant. The nature of private [own] label dictates that the site has to invest in a level of automation to keep a competitive operating cost model.”

Should the application be approved, Müller will recruit for roles in engineering, laboratory, site services, production operatives, and store operatives. The number of workers at the site would increase from 333 to 385.

The size of the Müller site would double from 4.2ha to 8.46ha, the application stated. The extension would be attached to the rear of its existing building, and into the undeveloped section of its site.

‘Long-term commitments’

The application specified: “The investment by Müller into the Telford site shows that we have long-term commitments towards our production site in Telford, which can only be positive for employment, manufacturing and business in the area.”

Anybody wanting to comment on this application should write to Telford & Wrekin Council by August 10, the council said.

Meanwhile, in January Müller stopped operations at its north east London facility, with a net loss of 120 jobs. More than 300 jobs were axed at the site, but it created 180 new jobs in wider restructuring plans.

 

Müller extension plans
  • Double site size to 8.46ha
  • 52 jobs to be created
  • Double production capacity to 700M yogurt pots
FoodManufactureJobs Set up a Job Alert

Related News

Müller have been fined £400,000 after a worker fell through a fragile roof panel

Müller fined £400,000 for roof fall

Müller Milk & Ingredients plans to close its Chadwell Heath factory

Müller plans London factory closure and 389 job cuts

More than 300 jobs are to be axed after Müller closures

Müller to cut more than 300 jobs

Unite the union said the planned job cuts were a 'devastating blow' for workers

Union demands justification for 389 Müller job cuts

More than 2,000 planned job cuts in the food industry have been reported since the beginning of this year

Job cuts in the food and drink industry – in pictures

The UK’s top dairy farmers are still managing to make a profit, according to Old Mill

Dairy farmers set to suffer annual milk price decline

Related Products

See more related products

Comments (1)

Peter Bourke - 15 Jul 2017 | 02:29

The neded for innovation

This sounds very positive for the UK - hopefully it will include the 'latest' innovations and not be more of the same. www.lactote.com

15-Jul-2017 at 02:29 GMT

Submit a comment

Your comment has been saved

Post a comment

Please note that any information that you supply is protected by our Privacy and Cookie Policy. Access to all documents and request for further information are available to all users at no costs, In order to provide you with this free service, William Reed Business Media SAS does share your information with companies that have content on this site. When you access a document or request further information from this site, your information maybe shared with the owners of that document or information.