The company has acquired a plot of 4,500 square metres to undertake a new project on the Teruel platform, Platea, representing an investment of €3 million. The company is to build a new ham deboning plant of 3,000 square metres, which will generate 35 new jobs.
With capacity to process 1,000,000 units per year using the latest technology, and prepared to obtain the certificates necessary for export, Jamones Albarracín frames its plan for Teruel in a new growth and continuous improvement project. It has established a new company, called Viarcín Platea, S.L., for this purpose and its managers state that they intend to “continue with vertical integration and take another step in the processing, deboning and preparation of hams for export”.
Jamones Albarracín has had a plot of almost 36,000 square metres on Platea since 2013 and, in addition to the new acquisition of a second plot of 4,500 square metres, it has also entered into an option to purchase the adjoining plot, also of 4,474 square metres.
Over the last two years, 47,800 square metres have been sold on Platea, making the current percentage sold 43% of the Teruel platform. Furthermore, options to purchase have been entered into for 44,500 metres and 4,400 square metres have been rented.