Feed and silage additive maker Lallemand Animal Nutrition has invested in a £2 million project to expand manufacturing capacity of probiotics, silage inoculants, and yeast derivatives at its Malvern factory in Worcestershire.
The expansion is designed to allow the business to continue to supply the UK and Ireland markets with UK manufactured products. The additional capacity is expected to cope with growing demand over the next three years and is part of Lallemand’s continuous improvement programme.
The investment includes an upgrade in fermentation capacity from 14,000 litres to 21,000 litres, with a new continuous sterilisation process that both improves the manufacturing operation while reducing energy consumption to raise energy efficiency.
At the same time, Lallemand has installed a new production line for silage and probiotic products with the upgrading of existing equipment and a move to a dedicated building, together with a new production facility for bacillus-based product blending. All existing production lines have been upgraded to reduce dust and the need for manual handling. The work was carried out by Peterborough-based Musk Process Services, part of the Edwin James Group.
“This investment to improve our Malvern production site will help us to meet the growing demand for our products,” says Lallemand operations director Jonathan Wiffen.
“We are committed to our UK production, delivering more solutions that positively impact animal nutrition and well-being. The team at Musk showed a real understanding of the project, and with their other group companies they were able to provide us with a full solution from planning and design right through to manufacturing and implementation.”