History of Forresters

History of Forresters

cold store warehouse at forresters cheshire

1972
Forresters established by Alan Dilliway-Parry (now company chairman). The company specialised in the wholesale and production of raw chicken.
1995
Relocation to an 8 acre brown field site in Kingsley.
1996
Steam Cooked Chicken Portion production commenced.
1998
Raw Production facility is automated with installation of ACM (automatic cutting machine)
2000
Installation of Double D cooker allows Roast Cooked Chicken Portions to be launched
2002
700 pallet coldstore and extensive refurbishment to production halls completed
2003
Raw and Cooked Traded products introduced to portfolio.
2004
Injection technology introduced to cooked production to improve quality and regeneration of cooked chicken portions.
2005
ADP retires and board of directors left to run company (Angus Dilliway-Parry, Tim Diggle, Heidi Dilliway- Nickson)
2006
Pasteurised products introduced to range. Grade A Higher Level EFSIS accreditation achieved.
2007
Tumbling and Cooked Marinating Production commenced. Red Tractor certification received.
2008
IQF (individual quick frozen) technology introduced to transform frozen raw product offering capability.
2009
New packaging store, engineering store & coldstore extension completed.
2010
Launch of new roast / steam cooked chilled production – primarily for the retail / supermarket sector.
2011
New offices & on site shop opened.
2012
Extensive investment in new food machinery (eg multihead weigher; check weighers; auto-tray sealers) & production hall modification to facilitate new cooking facilities also commenced.
2013
Forresters “Delamere” brand launched across a range of cooked chilled chicken portions. Launch of ready to eat cooked chargrilled sliced chicken breast fillet. Investment in proseal tray sealing machinery.
2014
New 8 rack Arcadian cooker commissioned. Further expansion of cooked chilled retail production. Launch of cooked British fillet (coin and lateral sliced). Launch of shredded cooked chicken production.