Factory future secure with £12m upgrade

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BELLSHILL’S Devro base is set to benefit from a massive £12 million investment.

The move is aimed at safe-guarding the 180 jobs at the factory, which manufactures collagen products for the food industry, but new posts are also expected to be created as a result.

The investment will increase the plant’s manufacturing capabilities to take advantage of the growth the company has experienced in the global collagen casings market.

It will be used to install new cutting edge technology that will enable high-speed manufacture of quality casings intended for use in the production of continental sausages, such as frankfurters.

And Devro Scotland expects to inject up to £8 million into the local economy with contractors from around the area being appointed to carry out the installation work.