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Our divisions

UK Poultry & Fish

UK Poultry and Fish represents more than half of 2 Sisters’ business by sales. The division employs over 10,000 people working in chilled environment to process poultry and fish products which are then marketed to UK consumers via major retailers.

Our colleagues work at primary sites, where chickens are delivered from nearby farms for processing, and also at cutting sites where portioning, deboning and filleting of chicken takes place. In addition, this division manufactures cooked, breaded and raw ‘added value’ products (both chicken and fish).  

UK Poultry and Fish predominantly produces private label products for major retailers but also includes some brands such as Buxted and Donegal Catch.

We know our expertise is in processing, so we work with experts in other fields to ensure that our supply chain is as effective and efficient as possible. This allows us to produce the highest quality at lowest cost. We work with the best in: hatching, farming, animal husbandry and transport, so we can focus on what we do best.

Our agricultural partners manage poultry centres of excellence and apply best principles in terms of animal welfare and food safety. They cover a wide range of production systems ranging from farm assured through to free range, freedom food, corn fed and organic. All elements of the supply chain have to adhere to our strict protocols together with customer specifications and codes of practice.

They are independently and regularly audited. Food safety standards and HACCP principles apply across the agriculture operation and consumers can be assured of the provenance and traceability of our products.

Our partner organisations also have impeccable credentials - our 2 Agriculture Farms are Red Tractor with a few free range farms RSPCA accredited. And our Hook 2 Sisters joint venture sites are Red Tractor recognised.

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5 Star Fish – Grimsby

Great Grimsby Business Park, Athenian Way, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN37 9SY

Five Star Fish was formed in the 1980s with the original aim to supply frozen coated fish to the foodservice market, moving into retail in 2008 by packing the Green Isle Donegal Catch brand. Now a major supply of frozen coated fish to both retail and foodservice customers including the likes of Iceland, Morrisons, Brakes, 3663 and JD Wetherspoons.

In 2012 Five Star moved into the supply of chilled coated fish and supplies a product range for Morrisons includes versions of breaded haddock, breaded cod and breaded plaice fillets as well as breaded haddock goujons and chunky breaded cod fillets. Coating over 8000T of fish per annum, with Cod and Haddock being the nations preferred favourites.

  • chilled coated fish
  • breaded haddock
  • breaded cod 
  • breaded plaice fillets 
  • breaded haddock goujons 
  • chunky breaded cod 

Sites A & C

Unit 2 Bevan Way, Alpha Business Park, Smethwick, Warley, West Midlands, B66 1AW. For Sat nav: use B66 1BZ

2 Sisters sites ‘A’ & ‘C’ are the company’s two original sites. These sites are poultry cutting and packing sites in Smethwick, West Midlands.
Site A has been at its current location since 1996. It is exclusively a chicken processor and supplies other manufacturers as well as other 2 Sisters sites with chicken portions and whole birds.

Site C has been at its current location since 2001.

Sites A and C’s customers are: Lidl, M&S, JS Sainsbury's, Tesco, Iceland, Morrisons and Aldi


Site A produces retail and bulk packed chicken portions; processing 900 tonnes per week. Site C produces retail and bulk chicken portions, cuts and trimmings; processing up to 680,000 retail packs per week/Products include:

• Breast fillets
• Thighs
• Leg quarters
• Mini fillets
• Diced breast

Site D

Dial Lane; West Bromwich; West Midlands; B70 0EB

Site D, in West Bromwich, opened in 2005 with over £40m worth of investment. The site provides specialist healthy living and premium ranges for the following customers:

  • Marks and Spencer
  • JS Sainsbury's
  • Tesco

 

Top products made here:

  • Breast fillets & Healthy Living range
  • Thighs
  • Leg quarters
  • Mini fillets
  • Diced Breast
  • Specialist Oakham range for Marks and Spencer

Site E

Gallus House, Lincoln Street, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV10 0D

Site E, based in Wolverhampton, is a non-retail site that cuts approx 20,000 large birds per day and manages the distribution of all resulting meat. It has no direct customers.

Scunthorpe

Rams Boulevard, Foxhills Industrial Estate, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, DN15 8QW

Scunthorpe is a poultry processing site and the first bird was slaughtered here in 1988. At the time it was the biggest facility of its kind in Europe at 80,000m2, slaughtering a total of 900,000 birds per week on three processing lines.

Today we have two processing lines but between them they process 1,900,000 birds per week at a speed of 370 birds per minute. The site is split into two separate divisions - whole bird and ‘added value’.


The whole bird team supplies retail birds to most major supermarkets in both naked and flavoured variants and also sends in excess of 800,000 birds per week to internal customers at sites A,B, C, D and E in the West Midlands, as well as Sunderland. The added value department produces up to 400,000 ready to cook packs per week in oven ready foil trays. The total added value range consists of over 50 products.

Top products made here:

  • nine-piece portions and summer barbecue products
  • tray wrapped whole birds
  • flavoured whole birds
  • ready to cook meal packs
  • frozen whole birds & frozen portions

Flixton

Grange Road, Flixton, Bungay, NR35 1NT

Previously Buxted Chickens, Flixton poultry site has been in production now for over 40 years and is based in rural Suffolk on a disused WW2 airfield. Flixton is a slaughter site currently processing up to one million birds a week. The site packs approximately 350,000 birds and cuts 180,000–300,000. Flixton has achieved ‘Model Ethical Factory’ status with Marks & Spencer and has been instrumental in working with the HSE in creating a factory standard in job rotation.

Wholebirds and chicken portions which include:

  • free range,
  • organic,
  • corn fed,
  • M&S Oakham non Oakham products.

 

Willand

Cullompton, Devon, EX15 2PJ

The Willand factory is located in mid-Devon and was first established in 1898 as an egg packing plant before expanding into the meat trade. Small scale chicken processing started in 1958 which expanded over the next 50 years with the site pioneering the production of poultry for the retail market.

The poultry division at Willand was sold to 2 Sisters Food Group in January 2008 and by 2013 one million chickens per week were processed. 

Willand is a specialist site producing:

  • standard whole birds
  • organic,
  • free range,
  • Freedom Foods,
  • chicken portions
  • added value range. 

Coupar Angus

George Street, Coupar Angus, PH13 9LU, Scotland

This is a slaughtering, cutting and whole bird retail packaging site.

  • whole birds,
  • smart price chicken
  • skin on/skinless Elmwood fillets
  • standard welfare Elmwood 
  • free range birds.

Basildon

Burnt Mills Industrial Estate, Harvey Road, Basildon, Essex, SS13 1QJ

This is a turkey packing site with 120 tonnes of turkey packed every week.

Eye

Magdelan Street, Eye, Suffolk, IP23 7AH

Eye is a slaughtering and whole bird packing site which produces whole birds, chicken kebab and rotisserie products. 

800k birds are processed each week as well as 100k birds wrapped and 30k tonnes of barbecue product prepared

  • processes welfare Elmwood chickens for the Co-operative 
  • 9 piece portion mixes for KFC

Witham

14 Freebournes Road, Witham, Essex, CM8 3DG

This is a whole bird cutting and packing site that produces fresh and frozen chicken portions.

The site is supplied with whole birds from other 2 Sisters UK sites and processes/cuts 600k of whole birds each week as well as producing 140k tonnes of barbecue products

  • chicken breast fillets
  • chicken goujons 
  • chicken thigh fillets

Llangefni

Anglesey, Gwynedd, LL77 7UX, Wales

Llangefni is the only large whole bird manufacturing facility in the UK with a capability to handle carcass weight above 3.5kg. 535k birds are processed and 520k birds cut each week

  • fillets
  • fillet halves
  • inner fillet
  • drums
  • thighs
  • wings 
  • thigh fillets

 

Sandycroft

Glendale Avenue, Deeside, Clwyd, CH5 2QP, Wales

This is the largest and primary poultry site in the 2 Sisters group. The site slaughters, cuts and packs poultry.

The site chiefly deals with standard birds with one million birds processed each week. Additionally, Sandycroft receives 160,000 birds a week from other poultry plants for cutting and packing. 

Amber

Units 1 & 2 Howard Street Industrial Estate, Hill Top, West Bromwich, West Midlands, B70 0SU

The Amber site opened in 1998 and it was the first site in Birmingham to launch Trigon, a product for M&S in 2004.

All authentic marinades are made in-house and products are all low sodium.

The site producs and manages: retail portions, the cutting of whole birds, de-boning of portions.

The site has a Baadering chicken breast trim (a machine used to mix chicken for added value products).  The site also produces a range of IQF chicken (individually quick frozen) breast fillets, legs, drumsticks.

  • authentic marinades 
  • retail portions
  • IQF chicken (individually quick frozen) breast fillets
  • legs
  • drumsticks

Sunderland

Leechmere Industrial Estate, Toll Bar Road, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR2 9TE

Sunderland is our business-to-business and food service centre of excellence and has been a manufacturing site for more than 30 years. It has been part of 2 Sisters Food Group since 2007.  Sunderland produces approximately 200 tonnes per week of ready to eat chicken, turkey and duck products. This includes brined, marinated, sliced, diced and whole products.

Our customers include: Buckingham Foods, other sites within the 2 Sisters group, Greencore, Bakkavor, Greggs and most of the main retailers.

  • ready to eat chicken
  • ready to eat turkey
  • ready to eat duck  

Cambuslang

Westburn Farm Road, Cambuslang, G72 7UB, Scotland

Cambuslang was acquired during the VION purchase and became part of the 2 Sisters added value division in August 2013. It was built in 1962 and further investment/extension is planned for 2014.  It is the centre of excellence for retail cooked poultry products.

Our customers include: Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s and The Co-Operative.  

  • standard roast and flavoured roast products
  • marinades 

Thetford

Caxton Way, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 3RY

The Thetford site opened in February 2011 and is our breaded product centre of excellence. 

Thetford uses best in class equipment which enables the site to deliver significant environmental benefits. The low-energy building is the flagship development within the 2 Sisters group.

Our customers include: Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Asda, Aldi and  Nando’s.  

  • breaded chicken (Kiev, natural fillet, goujons, burgers, nuggets, escalopes, steaks, and drumsticks and thighs in various flavoured coatings). 
  • ready to grill/cook marinated chicken