FIRST GLIMPSE: What the new Swickers will look like
THE first look into the Swickers of the future has been released.
The design for the $60 million greenfield expansion approved last year was released by SunPork today.
The SunPork Group is partnering with Wiley, with the upgrades and expansions at the Swickers Kingaroy Bacon Factory expected to begin by early 2019.
Wiley senior project manager Greg Lynn said the company had worked on the design and plans to deliver the project.
"I am looking forward to delivering this project for Swickers with local suppliers in the South Burnett region,” he said.
"This project has been a vision of the company for some time and I am excited to be helping them to realise it.”
The addition of the new slaughter room on the western side of Swickers will ensure the new plant is capable of processing at three times the speed and overall volume of the current plant.
Wiley managing director Tom Wiley said the upgrades were state of the art and future proofed, to maintain the business' role as the largest pork processor in the state.
"We are proud to be designing and delivering this facility for Swickers to enable them to respond to demand while also being a huge investment in the community,” he said.
The 4700m sq project consisting of a complete slaughter floor, freezer, chillers, amenities and official rooms, will take about 12 months to complete.