Frozen food manufacturer KK Fine Foods, which is based in Deeside, the UK, will expand and diversify its production facility to supply frozen ready meals in the retail sector. KK has also been manufacturing pastry products for 30 years.
The expansion plans include upskilling the current workforce and creating 40 new jobs, as well as accommodating a research and development center with the potential of increasing opportunities for Welsh suppliers.
The Welsh Government is supporting the GBP5.5m expansion plans with GBP550,000 from the Economy Futures Fund. The expansion will further secure the future of KK Fine Foods site in Deeside, which is owned by Belgian company TerBeke.
“The continued support from the Welsh Government is very important during this exciting time of growth for KK. The latest expansion will enable KK to meet growing demand from new and existing customers, whilst creating over 40 new jobs for the local area. In addition to this, it will allow KK to have a continued focus on investing in our employees, through training and up-skilling our workforce. As this funding will aid the growth of our business, it will also assist in the growth of those businesses who supply KK, many of which are also located in Wales,” said Samir Edwards, managing director at KK Fine Foods.
Established in 1987 by founder and CEO Leyla Edwards, KK Fine Foods is now employing 325 people and supplies the foodservice, retail and catering sectors. The company manufactures premium meat, fish and vegetarian meal solutions.