New jobs on way at Carn firm

Kestrel Foods, the successful UK dried fruit and nut business, is investing over �750,000 in new processing and packaging technology to drive export sales, supported by Invest Northern Ireland. Pictured (L ' R) are Brian Dolaghan, Invest NI, and Michael Hall, Kestrel Foods.'photo by MT Hurson/Harrisons
Kestrel Foods, the successful UK dried fruit and nut business, is investing over �750,000 in new processing and packaging technology to drive export sales, supported by Invest Northern Ireland. Pictured (L ' R) are Brian Dolaghan, Invest NI, and Michael Hall, Kestrel Foods.'photo by MT Hurson/Harrisons
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A Portadown firm is creating 11 new jobs as part of a £750,000 investment.

Kestrel Foods, the l UK dried fruit and nut business, is investing in new processing and packaging technology to drive export sales, supported by Invest Northern Ireland.

The Carn based company, which owns the Forest Feast and Acti-Snack brands, is receiving assistance of £60,000 from Invest NI towards supporting its export growth strategy, which includes the introduction of the new production and packaging machinery and the creation of 11 additional jobs.

Michael Hall, Managing Director, Kestrel Foods, said: “Our objective in making this investment is to strengthen our presence in new and existing international markets.

“By enhancing our production facilities, we will be able to increase production capacity, introduce new packaging formats and develop bespoke products to meet the needs of our target customers at retail, wholesale and foodservice level. We will be creating 11 new positions including a new Foodservice Manager to help deliver this strategy with maximum impact.”