An extensive investment has led to a substantial upgrade at a 2 Sisters Food Group bakery, resulting in the creation of 40 new jobs.

The bakery, at Stubley Lane, Dronfield, makes baked products ranging from hot cross buns, brioche buns and iced buns for leading premium retailers.  

This investment has enabled a successful automation project in the “Bake 4” factory, undertaken by Italian engineering experts Saccarni, and has resulted in a substantial increase in hot cross bun capacity. And after a challenging year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the site has enjoyed its best hot cross bun season ever recorded.

Abdul Rasooly, bakery shift manager, has worked at the facility for 18 years, said: “I have seen a massive difference already, there is more efficiency on the line and the product quality is fantastic.”

Richard Broadley, general manager, said: “The project has been great for the site, and enables us to have capacity to grow our sales further in the future. The project was completed on schedule and we’ve seen some amazing quality improvements.”

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The team is now focusing on the barbeque season producing brioche buns and summer rolls for leading premium retailers.  And due to continued business growth, 2 Sisters Food Group is looking for up to 40 new workers for the night shift.

The diversified 2 Sisters Food Group, according to the WATTPoultry.com Top Companies Database, is one of Britain’s largest food producers and one of the 10 largest privately held companies in the U.K. 2 Sisters Food Group is the largest poultry processor in the U.K. and the sixth largest in Europe, slaughtering 323 million broilers annually. 2 Sisters Food Group, which supplies about one-third of all poultry products consumed in the U.K. is also involved in turkey production.

Boparan Holdings is the parent company of 2 Sisters Food Group.