Tegel’s investment a vote of confidence

Press Release 3/10/2012

Tegel Food’s new $20 million chicken processing line in Auckland is a vote of confidence in both the New Zealand food industry and the economy, Food & Grocery Council CEO Katherine Rich says.

The processing line at Henderson was opened today by Prime Minister John Key. He is pictured with Tegel CEO Andrew Stevens after the opening ceremony.

“This is a major investment and Tegel is to be congratulated for making it at a time when there is such uncertainty in the world economy," Mrs Rich says.

“The hi-tech plant is another example of Kiwis taking on the world, and will contribute greatly to the company’s push into the expanding and vital markets of Asia and the Middle East.

"The economy needs the 300 new jobs and the extra export receipts this will bring, as well as the 600-700 jobs that Tegel is forecasting across its three plants over the next few years.

“Tegel plays a key role in the food industry and the economy, and its dedication to producing high quality, healthy products puts it up there with the best this country has to offer and further enhances New Zealand’s reputation as a reliable producer of high quality food to the world.”