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70 Jobs Created as Minister Opens Hi-Tech Butchery


Minister opens new butchery which has already created and safeguarded 70 jobs

A new hi-tech purpose-designed butchery for Celtica Foods which was supported by the Welsh Government – has already created twenty new jobs, increased production and sales.

The butchery at Cross Hands Food Park forms part of the Castell Howell complex, replacing the original smaller butchery unit at Pensarn, Carmarthen. It was supported by £1million from the Welsh Government in grant and repayable finance which has safeguarded 50 jobs and will create 32 new posts, with growth expected to continue as throughput increases.

At 37,000 square feet it is double the operational space of Pensarn resulting in the optimal layout to maximise production efficiency, improve profitability and expand its meat processing operation, including the Celtic Pride premium beef scheme.