The Lewis Pie and Pasty Company, one of the biggest pie and pasty manufacturers in the UK, has invested £60,000 in new equipment to improve its production line.

The Welsh-based company said the expenditure, which was for pastry and cleaning equipment, would help with efficiency.

Wilf Lewis, managing director of The Lewis Pie and Pasty Company, said: “Reinvestment is really important to us, as we need to always be looking for better equipment and processes to ensure we are continuing to produce the best products possible and meet industry standards.

“Most businesses know that technology is constantly advancing and it’s no different in our industry. We need keep up with the best and latest equipment to enable us to meet the supply and demand process.

“With the company continuing to expand with new product ranges and subsequent new business, investing in equipment to streamline the manufacturing process is crucial.”

Originally just a bakery which started in 1936 and employed four people, the company now employs 105 full-time members of staff.