Aberdeenshire food company boosts jobs market after £4m redevelopment

Aberdeenshire food company boosts jobs market after £4m redevelopment

One of the biggest food ingredients producers in Scotland is searching for new staff in its newly renovated plant.

In addition to boosting the local employment market, the increase in figures at the 25.000 square foot site in North Lanarkshire follows a surge in demand for its ice cream from a world-famous dessert company.

Macpie's Tannochside factory, which returned to production last year following a £4 million refit and upgrade to its layout, first created over 40 new jobs in the region.

Macphie Ltd. is now recruiting a further 20 employees to join its manufacturing team.

The location marks the company's largest investment program since Macphie took over the plant in 2000 - a move that came in response to the forced closure of many consumer businesses.

Scotland's only McVitie factory, in Tollcross, halted production in September last year, and 500 of its workers have been dismissed.

Macphie will be launching new lines in coming months as part of the company's large-scale growth plans.

Macphie is an internationally recognized ingredient producer which was founded in 1928 and currently has over 250 employees at its three sites.