The Italian group Pini, specialized in the pork industry, will build a large industrial complex in the town of Binéfar (Huesca), for which it foresees an investment of €70 million, according to Ofecomes in Milan.
This way, Spain joins other countries in which the group centralizes its meat production, with 3,500 employees at its plants in Italy, Hungary and Poland, and which exports to 35 countries. The new factory will generate about 600 jobs during its initial phase, though its production capacity could broaden this figure to up to 1,600 employees in the future.
The facilities will have a pork slaughterhouse, dressing plant and several areas for elaborating fillets and canned meat, the company's specialty. Its products target large distribution chains.
Construction will begin in November and will occupy 55,000 square maters of a total area of 15 hectares. The reason for choosing Binéfar is explained by its strategic location between Huesca, Zaragoza, Lerida and Barcelona, where 38.6% of pork production in Spain takes place.
The slaughterhouse is expected to become operational in mid-2019. In its first phase, its capacity will be limited to three million pigs annually, a figure which could be duplicated when it reaches full capacity.
Grupo Pini estimates that its implementation could represent an increase of the GDP for the Community of Aragon by €510 million, thanks to the industrial transformation process. According to Ofecomes in Milan, the Huesca Provincial Council intends to declare this project of economic interest, which would speed up the procedures and permits required for its development.
Last updated: 09|10|2017