Arla pledges £300m to bolster UK dairy industry

By: Trademagazin editor Date: 2024. 05. 22. 09:10

Arla Foods has pledged it will invest £300m across five UK dairy production sites in a move set to boost the UK’s dairy industry.

The dairy giant revealed that it planned to expand its network with the addition of four new sites.

The dairy production company said it planned to update and expand its dairies and creameries at Lockerbie, Stourton, Aylesbury and Westbury as it looks to create more opportunities for British milk and cheese production.

Arla’s Lockierbie has received a £34m upgrade project to implement new technology, while Stourton is due to undergo a £65m investment to increase capacity on ESL milk and add functionality for producing milk in cartons.

Aylesbury is also due to receive £8m to add a new box packer, as Westbury gets a £15m investment to upgrade to its effluent treatment plant and powder dryer.

The new facilities, alongside the previously announced £179m plans for its Taw Valley site, means Arla Foods will increase its total UK investment commitments in 2024 to five sites worth over £300m.

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