Malt firm records record week for export sales

The Muntons Stowmarket malting team. George Irving is on the right.

The Muntons Stowmarket malting team. George Irving is on the right. - Credit: Archant

A malt firm is celebrating a record week for exports.

Muntons, which makes malt and malted ingredients at its factory and headquarters at Stowmarket, saw sales to South East Asia soar in the first week of February.

A total of 88 containers of malt was despatched from its Cedars maltings for shipment to brewing customers in the region.

Each container carries nearly 24 tonnes of malt, bringing the total exported to just over 2,109 tonnes in one week.

It also sent 12 export containers of malted ingredients during the same week to countries as diverse as Japan, Indonesia, Ghana, Canada and the USA.

In total, 2,369 tonnes of malt products were loaded into 100 containers to eight different countries – all in one five-day working week.

Muntons maltings manager George Irving said: “It is a credit to the production and out-loading teams, and also the sales support team, that they are able to manage this so well.

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“These export volumes are impressive. And we also managed to kept our domestic customers satisfied during this exceptional period as well.”

Muntons makes more than 180,000 tonnes of malt annually and in excess of 40,000 tonnes of malted ingredients which it exports to 73 countries globally.

Its products are used in the production of beer, whisky and in a host of food applications, from malt vinegar and malt loaf.