Troy Foods

Troy Foods is seeing strong growth in wet salads and dressings 

Prepared produce firm Troy Foods has invested in a £2 million new distribution hub at its West Yorkshire base that will create 20 jobs and expand its processing capacity.

The new 38,000sq ft facility, at Stourton Link, near Leeds, adds to the company’s two existing processing sites in south Leeds and will provide ambient and chilled storage.

“Over the last four years, we have seen really strong growth, particularly in the wet salads and dressings part of the business which now accounts for the larger part of our turnover,” said commercial manager James Kempley. “Last year, revenue in this division rose by 17 per cent and we expect our total turnover to be close to £40 million this year.

Kempley said the company will continue to take advantage of new opportunities within the food sector, such as the growth of discount retailers.

“We expect our business to continue to grow and the expansion into our third premises will enable us to increase production in line with customer demand. Going forward, our longer term vision is to move both of our processing operations onto a single site while remaining in West Yorkshire,” he added.

Troy Farms was established in the 1920s as a veg wholesaler, but now employs 350 staff and supplies ready meals and packs into the major retailers.