A North Yorkshire-based animal feed maker has this week revealed plans to build a major new production facility, the single biggest investment in the company’s history.
I’Anson Brothers is investing £12 million in the new facility which, it said, is part of its ‘2020 Vision’ to deliver a “sustainable future” for the business.
The new 23,000 sq ft facility will be built at Dalton New Bridge – the next phase of the Dalton Industrial Estate – near Thirsk.
The facility has been designed to be as energy efficient as possible and will employ industry standard ‘Best Available Techniques’ to ensure it maintains the highest of operational and environmental efficiencies.
Producing an initial 150,000 tonne capacity per year this increased production will enable I’Anson to meet the growing demand of existing customers, expand its export operations and continue to be a major supporter of the North Yorkshire farming and wider economy.
“For the last 60 years we have been based at our Masham mill and have continually invested in new technology to increase production volumes and our efficiency. However, the physical limitations of the site mean we have reached production capacity, constraining our ability to grow,” said Chairman and MD Chris I’Anson.
“We are investing in the future of our business and this new facility paves the way for us to not only meet the increasing demands of our existing customers, but also provides significant opportunities for future growth and allows us to continue being a proud supporter of the local economy.”