Quorn Foods has announced a £30m investment in its Teeside factory leading to 300 new jobs.
This significant investment will help meet rising demand for its meat-free food range according to Quorn Foods.
The money will be spent on a third fermenter at the Billingham plant which will process the plant protein from which Quorn is made. The expansion will increase overall capacity by 50%.
The project will create 100 jobs during construction with a further 300 jobs expected on completion.
Quorn Foods chief executive Kevin Brennan said that demand has “soared” for meat-substitute options as people rethink their meat eating habits and realise that “500 meals a year with meat is too much for our health and the planet”.
Quorn Foods has seen operating profits and turnover increase considerably in recent years. Its products are now sold in 13 countries globally with Australia and the US forming key markets.