ELPOZO ALIMENTACIÓN lays the foundation stone for its new Iberian pork products processing plant
Located in the town Jabugo, Huelva, it has an international calling
It means an investment of 73.5 million euros and the creation of 475 jobs, both directly and indirectly
Jabugo, 29th November 2017.- ELPOZO ALIMENTACIÓN has laid the foundation stone for its new Iberian pork products processing plant in Jabugo, Huelva, which has been created with an international calling to increase exports of Iberian products, whose sales are very much below overseas sales of other Spanish meat products.
The start-up of the project means an investment of 73.5 million euros and the creation of 475 jobs, both directly and indirectly. The building work, which has already begun, is expected to be finished in June 2019.
The facilities are to be spread over an area larger than 58,000 square metres and will include cutting edge technology. Its productive capacity will be 2.5 million processed hams and shoulder joints, and 300,000 kilos yearly of Iberian pork processed products such as pork loin or chorizo which ELPOZO ALIMENTACIÓN will sell under its Legado Ibérico brand. This brand has been in the market for more than fifteen years and is highly regarded by the consumer.
The main axes under which the project was conceived are: safety, quality, environmental respect based on the UNE-EN ISO 14001 standard and maximum energy efficiency. The plant, equipped with the best technical, social and economic conditions, is prepared for approval from the most demanding of markets like the USA and Japan.
The event was presided over by the Regional Minister for Agriculture, Fishing and Rural Development, Rodrigo Sánchez Haro, who called the project “inspirational and important for Jabugo, Huelva and Andalucía”. He also highlighted the common ground between the Regional Government of Andalucia and ELPOZO ALIMENTACIÓN to expand and sell the products all over the world.
For his part, the president of ELPOZO ALIMENTACIÓN, Tomás Fuertes indicated that “this investment is part of our objective to significantly increase exports of one of the gems of Spanish cuisine. ELPOZO ALIMENTACIÓN has come to Jabugo to join it in making the Jabugo brand and its products grow on an international playing field”.
The town’s mayor, Gilberto Dominguez indicated that “as from today Jabugo and ELPOZO ALIMENTACIÓN become synonymous”, as the realisation of this project is a historic opportunity in terms of what the job and wealth creation means for the population.