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Lancashire Farm Dairies invest £1 million in advanced technology and automation

Monday 20 April 2020, 3:10 PM

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A dairy company who are based in the UK has announced a £1 million investment which will include advanced technology and robotics into their manufacturing plant.

Lancashire Farm Dairies who are based in Rochdale are a yogurt brand who say the investment will take the manufacturing plant “in a whole new direction”, as business continues to grow.

Turning its attention to advanced technology and robotics which will take the manufacturing plant in a whole new direction. Once installed, the robotic-based system will be automated from end to end, enabling Lancashire Farm Dairies to manufacture 25% more 1kg yogurts.

Paradise Farm is a supplier of the diary brand and is responsible for producing 10,000 litres of milk a day which is enough to produce half a million pots of Lancashire Farm yogurts per year.

With such large volumes available, the business claims it plans to invest into more efficient systems to create yogurts.

The announcement is in addition to the companies previous £3.5 million investment which was used to open a new manufacturing facility with new tanks and a new fermentation and CIP system for cleaning and filling lines.  

Lancashire Farm Dairies, managing director Azhar Zouq, said: “We are always looking for ways to improve the business and with some of the latest improvements, along with the introduction of new technology, we have invested in the future of the business so we can continue to grow and fulfill our ambitions.

Lancashire Farm started as a small business and we are so pleased with the growth so far, but in order to take on major competitors, big investments in manufacturing and taking advantage of such fantastic advancements in technology will play a key part.

According to the company, the new robotic systems will also require operator roles to oversee the plant which will create ‘elevated’ positions for internal staff.

“Lancashire Farm started as a small business and we are so pleased with the growth so far, but in order to take on major competitors,  big investments in manufacturing and taking advantage of such fantastic advancements in technology will play a key part.

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