The company said the investment, which has created 65 new jobs in the area, enables it to meet growing demand from consumers for branded and private label yogurts.
The project has doubled the size of the company’s current Telford site, increasing its capacity to make products in formats including big pots, split pots and regular fruited yogurts.
The Telford expansion includes the installation of three new production lines, the modernization of three existing lines, the installation of an energy-efficient cooling facility and a new automated high bay warehouse.
It also ensures that Müller has the manufacturing footprint to pursue potential further increases in production at the site of up to 700m pots in future years, as the business continues to grow.
Müller has major yogurt and chilled desserts manufacturing sites at Market Drayton and Minsterley.
Bergen Merey, managing director at Müller Yogurt & Desserts said, “We are very proud of what we have achieved at Telford. This is a major step towards reducing the UK’s dependence on imported yogurt products, and it gives us a significant competitive advantage.
“We have acted to enable us to increase our share of both the private label and branded yogurt category. We intend to leverage our greater capabilities to support the growth of our private label business whilst we continue to innovate and drive our core branded products like Müllerlight and Müller Corner.
Merey added that, as a result of the investment, “Müller customers will benefit from increased levels of innovation, choice and capabilities to make healthy, great tasting yogurt products made in Britain with milk from British farms.”