Lancashire dairy expands production due to demand
Family-owned dairy company, Lancashire Farm Dairies, has completed an investment worth over £3.5m in a new plant following increased demand for its products.
The Rochdale-based company’s investment has increased capacity and capability in terms of milk intake, processing, filling and storage. The 70,000 sq ft plant will increase the amount of milk Lancashire Farm Dairies can process by 100%.
The latest development comes off the back of a successful 2018, which saw the brand become the first UK yogurt producer to use free range milk in all of its yogurt products.
In line with its Grazing Guarantee, Lancashire Farm’s network of local farms will continue supplying the free range milk required by the plant, as its innovators continue striving to provide the best products for their customers.
Jack Morrison, brand manager at Lancashire Farm Dairies, said: “As a brand we’re always looking to evolve. During a time of growth, which has seen the company boost in sales with initial figures showing a rise of 20% since the free range products hit shelves at the start of 2018, this investment is the latest sign that Lancashire Farm Dairies is going from strength-to-strength and is continuing to move forward as a key market player.”
Lancashire Farm Dairies has been producing high quality, natural yogurt with locally sourced milk for over 30 years. Over the past three years, the company and brand has grown by 96%.
Mr Morrison added: “As we’ve continued to see increased demand of our products, we needed to invest in the infrastructure that will continue to deliver that volume and ensure positive growth, and this new plant will do exactly that.”