Princes Group to redevelop Long Sutton site

International food and drink group, Princes, is expanding its Long Sutton site by 200,000 sq ft to boost production.

The large-scale project, which is set to run until next spring, will see the site in Lincolnshire, UK expand by nearly 19,000m² (200,000 sq ft), as well as create new car parking facilities.

The site is Princes’ largest food production site in the UK, producing a range of canned products including peas, pulses, beans, bean meals, fruits and ready meals.

The new project and associated infrastructure will allow the canned food specialists to provide state of the art equipment, better energy efficiency and increased production as part of its long-term commitment to UK manufacturing.

This will result in a new raw material handling and kitchen facility at the site which already employs over 500 permanent staff.

Ruth Simpson, group director, food and marketing at Princes, said: “Our Long Sutton site is a well-established part of the Princes family and we’re delighted to be implementing this significant investment to secure its long-term future.

“Our development programme is providing state of the art equipment, better energy efficiency and increased production at the site, and is a major part of our commitment to UK manufacturing and providing sustained, high quality employment opportunities in the area.”

The Long Sutton project is Princes’ largest investment there to date, with a number of initiatives, such as a 3.5 metre acoustic barrier around the eastern perimeter of the site helping to minimise noise disruption to the local area.

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