Chinese-owned company Cuilam Industry, which owns the Southland meat processing plant Prime Range Meats, has purchased the former Bella Kai building on 808 North Rd.
Prime Range Meats general manager Paul Hamilton said the business had outgrown its present Bond St site and intended to transfer the processing facility to the North Rd property.
“This will allow us to expand the operation in the future,” he said.
“This is a positive thing for the company and for Southland.”
It was hoped the business would be operating from the new site within the next couple of months, he said.