Siemens launches significant contract with work at Yorkshire malting plant


Siemens Digital Industries has secured a major international productivity and technology program with Boortmalt Group which could be worth millions.

Boortmalt, one of the largest malt manufacturers in the world, have signed up to a digital programme designed to reduce costs by up to 30% across its business.

The project starts with an audit of Boortmalts’ Malton facility in North Yorkshire, and could be rolled out across other company sites.

The audit will include the analysis of utility consumption, raw material usage, machine performance and production processes which are key cost areas in the large-scale manufacture of malting malt.

The North Yorkshire site produces more than 50k tonnes of malt every year, and has been a part of the local community for over 60 years. The site exports its speciality malt products across the world, to markets as diverse as LATAM and APAC.

Boormalt has ambitions to reduce its water consumption by 50% by 2025, as well as reduce carbon emissions by 60% by 2030. Both targets will be reached by deploying state of the art tech and boosting productivity.

Siemens is also working towards a range of targets and the deal is underpinned by a tailored innovative commercial model that de-risks financial performance metrics.

Peter Nallen, Chief Operating Officer from Boortmalt, said: “From a commercial, environmental and competitiveness perspective Boortmalt is totally committed to delivering value to their customers. We think we can make a great product for our customers and improve our productivity at the same time so it’s a win-win.

“Siemens’ track record in this area, combined with its de-risked financing capital investment model means we can achieve Boortmalt’s sustainability strategy with confidence.”

Brian Holliday, MD at Siemens Digital Industries, said: “We employ a range of investigative and digital tools to work with our customers and have found that manufacturers like Boortmalt can achieve productivity improvement and reduced cost whilst lowering their carbon footprint when we co-create solutions”.

“We also aim to add more value than traditional technology suppliers though our risk-based approach and I’m looking forward to working with Peter and his team to help unlock the next stage of improvements in Boortmalt’s excellence journey.”