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I’Anson invests £12m in new facility
21st June 2019

By Karen Pickwick

Animal feed manufacturer I’Anson Brothers has unveiled plans to build a new production facility.

The new 23,000 sq ft development will be built at Dalton New Bridge, the next phase of the Dalton Industrial Estate, in North Yorkshire.

The ultramodern facility has been designed to be as energy efficient as possible and will employ industry standard ‘Best Available Techniques’ to ensure it maintains the highest of operational and environmental efficiencies. These will include computerised operations to deliver precision usage of ingredients, variable speed control of electrical drives and vehicle routing to save road miles. It also includes stringent environmental controls, with solar panels and heat pumps installed to maximise green energy use.

Producing an initial 150,000 tonne capacity per year, with two production lines producing more than 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.

NEW JOBS

The business currently employs 80 people from the local community and this development will initially create a further 10 new jobs. It will also enable 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.

Founded in Masham in 1900, I’Anson has grown to become a leader in the production of animal feeds and has been based at its current mill for the past 60 years. It supports more than 3,000 customers across the North, nationally and internationally, exporting to more than 40 countries worldwide.

The business’s headquarters will remain in Masham, where it will continue to manufacture an extensive range of micronised feeds, specialty rations and horse feeds. The new facility will focus on the production of bulk farm feeds, with the capacity created in Masham enabling the business to expand its UK and overseas sales of its British Horse Feeds and The Golden Paste supplement range, as well as continue to lead new product development.

Chris I’Anson, chairman and managing director of I’Anson Brothers Ltd, said: “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.”