Edible Oils, a joint venture between Princes and ADM, has invested $24 million in its Erith, UK, site with the addition of a newly renovated bottling facility.
The investment saw the installation of new bottling lines for cooking oils, as well as an upgraded oil tank farm with transfer capability into the factory. The company has also expanded its dry goods warehouse and built both new finished products and a staff car park.
Mark Church, managing director of Edible Oils, said: “We’re delighted to have completed this investment programme, which is a major milestone for the business and reflects several years of hard work by our teams and partners, throughout the height of the pandemic. The investment has significantly boosted our production capabilities and capacity, and we have been able to lightweight certain bottles, which will eliminate around 90 tonnes of plastic every year.”
The project has increased overall production capacity at the site by approximately 50%, as well as enabling Edible Oils to produce five-litre bottles on site for the first time.
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