I’Anson reveals plans for major £12m investment
Leading animal feed manufacturer, I’Anson Brothers Ltd has unveiled plans to build a new production facility, as part of its 2020 Vision to deliver a sustainable future for the business.
The new 23,000 sq ft factory will be built at Dalton New Bridge, the next phase of the Dalton Industrial Estate. The ultramodern facility has been designed to be as energy efficient as possible and will deliver an initial 150,000 tonne capacity per year – with two production lines producing over 30 tonnes per hour. This increased production will enable I’Anson to meet the growing demand of existing customers, expand its export operations and continue to be a major supporter of the North Yorkshire farming and wider economy.
I’Anson currently employs 80 people from the local community and this new production facility will initially create a further 10 new jobs. It will also allow I’Anson to grow its existing network of local producers, farmers and suppliers from whom it buys a large proportion of its raw materials for manufacture.
Chris I’Anson, chairman and managing director of I’Anson Brothers Ltd, said, “This is an exciting time for I’Anson, and everyone connected to us. For the last 60 years we have been based at our Masham mill and have continually invested in new technology to increase production volumes and our efficiency. However, the physical limitations of the site mean we have reached production capacity and constraining our ability to grow.
“We are investing in the future of our business and this new facility paves the way for us to not only meet the increasing demands of our existing customers, but also provides significant opportunities for future growth and allows us to continue being a proud supporter of the local economy.”
Sales Director Will I’Anson added, “This is an exciting time for the business, as custodians of the fourth generation it enables the fifth generation, an energetic, enthusiastic team to grow. The Masham mill specialist sales will continue the growth of micronized ingredients, coarse rations and the own label service that we are privileged to serve.”