Beacon Foods will increase the temperature-controlled storage areas for frozen and chilled products

Food ingredients manufacturer Beacon Foods is embarking on a major investment programme as it seeks to increase its market share. The company, which has been established in Brecon since 1993, plans to more than double the size of its existing 36,000 sq ft factory on a 3.8-acre site on Brecon Enterprise Park over the next three years. The investment will safeguard the existing workforce of 120 and create new managerial posts. The company says it is looking to develop new products and secure more business in an increasingly competitive market. The first phase of the expansion will increase the production area and introduce new cooking methods to broaden the company’s product range. The second phase will increase the temperature-controlled storage areas for frozen and chilled products. “The phased expansion project will greatly increase production capacity, grow turnover, give us more flexibility and allow us to offer our customers a new range of added value ingredients,” said chairman Edward Gough, who cofounded the successful business with his mother Rae. “Over the past 24 years, we have built up a strong business supplying our customers with high-quality ingredients backed up with great customer service and have continually invested in our business in terms of facilities, equipment, staff and innovation. “This new investment will put the business in a great place for the next 10 to 15 years. We operate in a very competitive market and our investment, supported by [a] Welsh Government grant, will make us even more competitive, which will benefit the company and our customers.” Grant aid has been awarded by the Welsh Government’s Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government. Read More

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