Kilwaughter complete £500,000 capital investment
New warehouse and blending plant facility to meet increasing demand for company’s agricultural products
NORTHERN Ireland quarry operators and mineral processors Kilwaughter Minerals Ltd, based in Larne, Co. Antrim, have completed a £500,000 capital investment as part of the company’s long-term growth and development plans.
The investment has delivered a new 400 square metre warehouse and blending plant facility, significantly increasing capacity for the manufacture of agricultural products to meet increasing demand across Great Britain and Ireland.
Kilwaughter Minerals’ chief executive officer Gary Wilmot (pictured) commented: ‘Having established a strong reputation for engineering high-performance products, we consistently aim to deliver new levels of performance and efficiencies to our customers. This investment represents the latest stage in our plans for sustained growth, further enhancing our market-leading position.
‘By providing a dedicated blending and warehousing facility for the production of our agricultural products, we will not only be able to increase our capacity, but will also benefit from improved efficiency and productivity.’
The investment is the latest in a series made by the business, including a £450,000 spend on production operations which saw the creation of 16 jobs, as well as the expansion of the company’s research and development team as part of a £3.4 million strategic investment plan.
Mr Wilmot added: ‘As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to investments such as this, Kilwaughter will continue to be well placed to meet customers’ needs in the agriculture and construction sectors.’