Tulip Chris Thomas

Tulip CEO Chris Thomas has welcomed the investment in Cornwall

Meat supplier Tulip is to invest £16m in its Cornish operation.

Under the plans, owner Danish Crown Group will make ‘significant investments’ in its de-boning facility at the plant in Bugle. The business, which supplies fresh pork, bacon and cooked meat products to the supermarkets, will also install a new drying and curing facility at its Redruth site.

The investment programme will be part-funded with a £4.8m government grant. The work at both plants is subject to planning permission but, if approved, should begin this autumn.

“I am delighted Danish Crown has chosen to invest in this region,” said Tulip CEO Chris Thomas. “This decision is due in the main to the skill and commitment of our colleagues here in Cornwall, the encouragement and support we have received from local government, regional agencies and in particular local MP Stephen Gilbert.”