Lisa Hancock, general manager
Britain’s biggest food manufacturer has invested £10m in new technology and innovation as it ramps up the capabilities of its prepared meals facility in South Wales.
2 Sisters’ Rogerstone site – the biggest prepared meals facility in Europe – now has a dedicated Oriental foods “pod”, which was completed ahead of the Chinese New Year.
The new pod will act as the foundation for sustained growth and momentum for the business’ Meal Solutions division.
It will also enable the site to grow and innovate so it can continue to push the boundaries of what is possible within the prepared meals sector.
Simon Wookey, managing director of 2 Sisters Meal Solutions, said: “The significant investment in Rogerstone will lay the foundations for the future and acknowledges the loyalty and capability of our colleagues in South Wales.
“We are investing millions in our factories and embedding a cross functional lean culture to deliver a gold standard performance."
The commitment to roll out the lean manufacturing programme is evident throughout the site, made famous by its high quality chilled prepared meals for M&S, as the teams huddle around the boards that record and monitor regular performance.
An M&S spokesperson added: “Working with our suppliers to invest in our supply chain as we grow our food business is an important part of our strategy.
“The new Oriental hub at Rogerstone Park is an important step forward for the site and one that will help deliver innovative and exciting meals for our customers.”
Lisa Hancock, the site’s general manager, can see the benefits already: “We’ve always been very proud and passionate of what we do here at Rogerstone and colleagues are now thinking differently following the investment, constantly looking at how we can improve the quality and consistency of our products for the benefit of our customers.
“The new extension has been great news to the site on many levels and this will allow us to build on our recipe for success.”