Greencore has acquired a manufacturing facility opened by Tasties of Chester 18 months ago.

The processing site at West Drayton, near Heathrow, produces hot and cold food-to-go products under the Street Eats brand.

“The acquisition provides Greencore with additional manufacturing capacity, which is required to meet its high growth agenda within the food-to-go market,” said Greencore in a statement.

British Baker understands Greencore is taking on 96 staff at the site, which will be known as Greencore Food to Go – Heathrow.

The 40,000sqm West Drayton site, in Stockley Close, was a £4m investment by Street Eats as part of a plan to triple its manufacturing capacity and improve distribution links within the South of England.

Paul Kingsley Bates, chief executive of Tasties of Chester owner PK Food Concepts said today (28 June): "Given the size and scale of Greencore it is clearly better placed to make the investment needed to develop Stockley Close to its full potential.

“As such, we are delighted to have reached an agreement that recognises the fantastic foundations that the team have put in place over the past 18 months."​