Càrniques Celrà S.L., will invest 18 million Euros (EUR) between this year and the next one to extend the company, to double its area and will create 50 new jobs. The bulk of the work will be four refrigeration stores with capacity to hold up to 18,000 tons of frozen product.
The meat native to Girona has recently obtained approval to export to Mexico and China and will boost exports to Asia. In fact, it already ships up to fifteen containers by sea on a daily basis. “Its culinary culture greatly appreciates the small and by products such as bones, ears, feet and hands, which are sold in the market places”, specifies the CEO of Càrniques Celrà S.L., Xavier Roca. The company currently has 325 workers. Càrniques Celrà, S.L., belongs to the company Olot Meats Group, which also groups Càrniques Juià and the slaughter house of the Garrotxa.
Càrniques Celrà S.L. is the refection of the muscle of the meat industry in the Girona region. Specialized in pork – like the rest of the group – the cutting company currently processes 5,000 animals per day. The plant occupies 13,217 square meters in the industrial area of the municipality, an area that will double within a year when the expansion that is already taking shape together with the current facilities comes into operation.
The new warehouse represents an investment of 18 million Euros and at this time 60% of the construction has been completed. Inside there will be four large cold storage warehouses, with a capacity for 12,000 pallets, which will allow to store a stock of up to 18,000 tons of frozen product.
In addition, a new -40 ºC, freezing tunnel will also be built, exclusively for boxed pork, with the capacity to refrigerate 60 tons of product per day. The work is complemented by a new packaging room, which will be where the 50 new employees hired by the meat company from Girona will work.