Mash Direct has reportedly announced it plans to invest £10 million (€11.8 million) to finance an eco-friendly expansion at it's Co Down facility.
The sixth generation family business is planning to invest the money in having new solar and wind energy technology installed, along with a new wastewater treatment, reports Agriland.ie
Mash Direct will also increase its capacity for growth by adding new production lines to its industrial kitchen so that it can produce new dishes and increase production capacity.
“With growing demand for our range of products at home and abroad, it was essential that we invested in new, environmentally friendly machinery and in the talented, skilled staff we currently have," said Jack Hamilton, chief operating officer, Mash Direct.
According to Agriland, the new expansion will see the family run business take on 12 new employees during 2020.
Today the processed vegetable and potato company produces in the region of 40 dishes supplying major supermarket chains such as Tesco, Sainsbury, Asda, Waitrose, Co-Op, Aldi, Lidl, and Dunnes, and exports its range of products to the US and the Middle East.
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