Bury St Edmunds: Animal feed firm invests £1.5m to improve and expand mill
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Animal feed firm BOCM PAULS is set to invest more than £1.5million in upgrading and expanding its mill facilities at Bury St Edmunds.
The improvements to its manufacturing, handling and storage facilities at its animal feed mill are aimed at increasing output and efficiency, it says. Following the works, the Bury Mill will have a production capacity in excess of 200,000 tonnes of feed. It will be the largest speciality feed production unit of its kind in Europe and the leading supplier of creep, early grower and link feeds for pigs, said the firm, which is part of Dutch firm the ForFarmers group.
Operations manager Ketill Lord said: “We need to cater for farmers taking larger loads of feed and speed up the turnaround time to maximise efficiency and reduce costs for hauliers and our own fleet.”
Works include installing more process weighers and carousels which will cut the amount of handling. Th work should be completed by autumn.
The pelleting press and associated feeding and conditioning plant will be replaced and the products storage building extended. New bulk storage bins will increase storage capacity by about 600 tonnes. Loading times will be reduced by the installation of an additional computer-controlled weighbridge.
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BOCM PAULS, now part of the ForFarmers group, manufactures, sells and distributes over two million tonnes of animal feed per year.
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