3 Oct 2012

Tegel Foods opens new $20m processing line

8:27 pm on 3 October 2012

The chicken firm, Tegel Foods, has opened a new $20 million processing line in Auckland so it can meet growing demand.

Tegal says it has employed more than 300 people as a result of the expansion.

It says the addition of the third production line will allow it to supply more chicken products to Australia, Japan, China, the Middle East and locally.

Tegal says export sales have doubled in the past two years as demand for quality disease-free chicken products rises.

It says if demand from its emerging markets, including China and the Middle East grows, hundreds more jobs could be created throughout the business.

The Hong-Kong based, Affinity Equity Partners, bought Tegel Foods from Pacific Equity Partners last year.