After receiving £10 million of funding from Clydesdale Bank, Carr’s was able to install the latest machinery, making it one of the most technologically advanced and efficient sites in Europe.
The new mill has been developed in conjunction with Swiss engineering firm Buhler and will deliver a wide range of processing improvements and cost savings, as well as reducing the company’s environmental footprint.
Carlisle-based agriculture, food and engineering group Carr's Flour Mills, is a subsidiary of Carr’s Milling Industries which is listed on the London Stock Exchange with a market value of £150m.
Carr’s has two other mills in the UK, one in Cumbria and one in Essex and the decision to build the new mill was down to the success of Kirkcaldy port since being reopened in 2011.
Currently employing 71 workers from in and around Kirkcaldy, the company’s significant investment has secured the future of a modern manufacturing facility and the jobs it provides in the local communities.
Neil Austin, Group Finance Director, Carr's Milling Industries Plc, said: “We are delighted with the installation of our new mill which is up and running on time and within budget as we anticipated.
“It will allow us to continue to reliably meet our customers’ expectations, while doing so in a more efficient manner and delivering to the highest food quality standards."
“We have a long-standing relationship with Clydesdale Bank and are grateful that they have supported us in securing the long term future of this state-of-the-art flour mill. We feel that the significant capital investment we have made in Kirkcaldy will assist our performance in the medium term.”
We have a long standing relationship with Clydesdale Bank and are grateful that they have supported us in securing the long-term future of this state-of-the-art flour mill.Neil Austin, Group Finance Director, Carr's Milling Industries Plc