1 Sep 2012

Hawke's Bay company buys Welsh meat processing plant

11:56 am on 1 September 2012

Hawke's Bay-based Progressive Meats company expects the purchase of a meat processing operation in Wales to provide significant benefits.

Managing director Craig Hickson says he's taken full ownership of the Cig Calon Cymrucompany,north-west of Cardiff.

He says the plant was primarily built for processing beef and has a small lamb manual line.

Mr Hickson says the plant can be extended to a model very similar to those operated in New Zealand.

He says being in the UK market will ensure the company is better informed of the situation locally, and that may mean some further processing of New Zealand products.