Belton Farm Group purchases packing equipment from Bridgehead Foods

Belton Farm Group has purchased the cheese packing equipment of Wrexham-based Bridgehead Foods following its liquidation in November 2018.

The purchase will ensure that the packing of Belton Farm speciality cheese, previously undertaken by Bridgehead Foods, will be maintained and secure continuity of supply for Belton’s customers.

The purchase of the cheese packing equipment will see the creation of Belton Packing & Logistics Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Belton Farm Group Limited which will operate from the existing Wrexham site. The company maintains it will not impact on Belton Farm’s existing relationships with cheese packing suppliers, who will continue to handle the majority of its cheese packing requirements.

Justin Beckett, managing director of Belton Farm said: “The purchase provides us with the specialist capability to cut and pack our own traditional artisan British cheese. It will ensure continuity of supply for our customers of cheese that was formerly packed by Bridgehead Foods and will complement the strong ongoing relationships we have with other cheese packers. Indeed, it should be stressed that, first and foremost, Belton Farm will remain focused on being an award-winning maker of great tasting classic and contemporary British cheese rather than being a major packer or consolidator.”

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