Bosnian meat processor Menprom expands production

Automation & RoboticsNewsSouth-East European INDUSTRIAL Мarket - issue 3/2015

The Bosnian meat processor company Menprom started the construction of a new plant in the city of Gornja Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The large-scale investment worth EUR 3,1 mln is a part of the company’s strategy to expand its market presence abroad.

The new meat processing and packaging facility is planned to launch exports of meat to Turkey, with a projected capacity of about 5,000 tonnes per year for the Turkish market. In order to expand its production capacity, Menprom is also hiring new personnel. In total, along with the planned increase in workforce and exports, the business expansion project is estimated to EUR 58,6 mln, the meat processor stated.

Menprom firm is based in Gornja Tuzla, and it is specialized in processing poultry and beef meat. It is ISO 22000 and HACCP certified, and since 2008, it is also enabled to produce Halal meat, according to data from Menprom.

The company’s product portfolio comprises ready meals, frankfurters, sausages, canned meat products, pates, salamis, hams and other products. The plant in Gornja Tuzla will process and package beef meat. Currently, Menprom has at its disposal a workforce of about 135 people and is expected to double it with the jobs opened in the new facility.

”We will be the first company in Bosnia and Herzegovina to expand with packaged fresh meat in Turkey,” Mensur Ali, the owner of Menprom, cited by local media.

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