Thomas Foods International to replace Murray Bridge plant
About 18 months ago, on January 7th 2018, a large fire destroyed Thomas Foods International’s abattoir in Murray Bridge just outside of Adelaide in SA.
A new meat processing plant location has been selected for the replacement abattoir, and is expected to employ up to 2,000 workers. The previously burnt down plan employed about 1,500.
The new plant is expected to be up and running by late 2020, and is expected to cost hundreds of millions of dollars, in addition to government funding of approximately $24 million to create infrastructure to the facility.
“This is the single largest investment by our company in its 30-year history and on a scale not seen in our industry for many years.
“We want our facility to be world-class in adapting the latest advancements in technology, efficiency, environmental sustainability, animal welfare and workplace safety.” said Darren Thomas, chief executive officer at Thomas Foods.