A new burger factory with the capacity to produce up to 1,260 beef burgers every minute has been opened in Wales bythe First Minister.

Currently, Builth Burgers based in Llanelwedd, Builth Wells produces more than 37.5 million burgers each year. Movingits production facility to a brand new purpose built unit will allow its customers including restaurants and take aways to buy for quality and gourmet style products.

The £4m investment in the new facility will create new jobs in the area and will increase burger production by 100%.

First Minister Carwyn Jones officially opened the new manufacturing facility, which has received a 40% grant from the FBI Scheme. Funnily enough, Mr Jones opened the original facility in 2000 when he was Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Mr Jones: “I’m pleased to return to the Burger Manufacturing Company to officially open this new larger production facility which has been supported by more than £1.4m of Welsh Government and European Union investment.

“The company plays an important role in contributing to the local economy in Powys and is supplying not only UK customers, but also exporting into Europe.

“This is an excellent example of how businesses in rural Wales are a key component of Wales’ economic drive and vitally important to our food and farming sectors.”