Arla to invest £8m in South West sites

Wednesday, 1st February 2017

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Dairy giant Arla Foods UK is to pump £8m into operations in Devon and Wiltshire as part of a multimillion-pound investment into its UK business.

Across the UK, Arla plans to invest approximately £37.5m, with projects in Devon, Wiltshire, Leeds and Buckinghamshire set for backing.

It will invest £5m at the Taw Valley creamery in Devon to develop capacity and introduce new technologies to support development of hard cheeses such as Cheddar, Red Leicester and Double Gloucester.

A further £3m will be spent on facilities in Westbury, home to Anchor butter, to ensure continuous product production during planned essential maintenance.

Tomas Pietrangeli, Arla Food UK managing director, said: “Last year, I unveiled the most ambitious UK business strategy to date to make Arla a household brand by 2020 and grow its revenue by nearly a third.

“This ambition is part of the company’s global strategy for growth and will position Arla as the champion of British dairy.

“By continually investing and improving our sites, we can ensure we grow capacity, maintain high quality of our products and ultimately return the best possible price to our farmer owners.”

The UK figure is part of a £285m investment Arla expects to make at its sites around the world.

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