Funding seals brilliant future for main meals manufacturing unit

Employment increase as £4m refurbishment accomplished at Uddingston facility

MORE than 40 jobs have been created following a significant refit of certainly one of Scotland’s largest meals ingredient producers, with output on observe to exceed pre-pandemic ranges earlier than the tip of the yr.

Macphie’s Tannochside facility has restarted full-scale manufacturing for the primary time because it consolidated all operations to its Glenbervie headquarters close to Stonehaven in mid-2020, a transfer in response to the pressured closure of lots of its clients’ companies.

Within the intervening interval, the North Lanarkshire facility has been stripped again to the bricks earlier than a £4 million refit and format change that may now allow it so as to add new strains over the approaching months as a part of main enterprise development plans.

Andy Stapley, Chief Government with Macphie, stated: “That is our largest ever funding programme at Tannochside since we acquired the positioning in 2000 and is a present of our long-term dedication to the area.

“The power is on the very leading edge and is permitting us to ship high quality that shines by way of.”

The 25,000sq ft facility will predominantly see the manufacturing of frozen ice cream inclusions to provide multinational ice cream manufacturers.

Funding in tools, together with state-of-the-art manufacturing strains and end-of-line packaging machinerywill allow it to compete for and ship additional contracts within the ice cream and frozen dessert market. The refit was overseen by Atom (TPM) Ltd and delivered by Marshall Development.

Andy added: “This funding has enabled us to create and fill 40 new jobs in part of the nation that has skilled a lot of everlasting manufacturing unit closure.

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“That is solely the beginning of it too. We anticipate manufacturing to develop quickly over the following 12 months and that may see us persevering with to create new jobs in a broad vary of positions.”

Macphie is an internationally famend substances producer that was established in 1928 and now employs greater than 250 individuals throughout its three websites.

The agency has grown from its roots as a craft baker into an substances provider value over £60m, supplying international meals manufacturers, family identify companies and the wholesale sector.

Its imaginative and prescient is to be the go-to accomplice for meals manufacturers world wide, turning concepts and creativity into sensible options. That and its “merely intelligent” strapline displays its ardour in making life simpler for cooks and bakers.

Sustainability has been a key aspect to the fourth-generation household agency. It was amongst Scotland’s first companies to realize B Corp standing in 2015, having efficiently evidenced an unwaveringly excessive customary of social and environmental efficiency.

To seek out out extra about Macphie, please go to: https://www.macphie.com/

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