Moy Park creating 628 jobs in Dungannon, Craigavon and Ballymena

Tuesday 08 July 2014 11.54
Moy Park will be creating jobs in Dungannon, Craigavon and Ballymena
Moy Park will be creating jobs in Dungannon, Craigavon and Ballymena

More than 620 jobs are to be created in Northern Ireland by the food company Moy Park.

The firm, which is part of the Brazil-based Marfrig Group, is creating 628 posts in a £170m expansion.

The jobs will be created over the next four years at Moy Park's plants in Dungannon, Craigavon and Ballymena.

The investment in Moy Park will include additional food processing lines and the establishment of an Innovation Centre for new product development at the Craigavon site.

The Stormont Enterprise Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster said the investment by Moy Park would mean a £10.5m increase in wages and salaries for the local economy each year.

Northern Ireland's jobs creation agency Invest NI is providing £9.5m in grant aid for the expansion.

Glenn Mason talks to Moy Park about the company's sponsorship deal of the World Cup in Brazil.