Island French Bakery Jobs Boost
PV France, a French bakery firm, will move to Llangefni on Anglesey, creating over 100 jobs to meet growing demand for a popular product.
The French bread and pattiserie producer is moving from its Merseyside premises at Kirby because the location is no longer suitable for its future plans.
While the firm sees around 105 jobs being created in the first stage, its ambitious plans to expand into growing markets in Ireland and Sweden, for example, will provide scope for further employment later.
Baked by a £1.2 million investment from the Welsh Assembly Government, PV France was attracted to Anglesey by its excellent transport infrastructure.
With growing markets in Britain and Ireland, the island is well placed with its road, rail and ferry links.
In what is a market worth £2 billion in annual sales of authentic French bakery products, PV France sees the 25,000 square foot Llangefni factory as ideal for its further expansion plans.
While the vast bulk of that market is supplied from French and Belgian imports, PV France will bake its products on Anglesey.
It counts among its customers brand names such as Cafe Rouge and Ryanair.
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