UK: Arla to begin local production of Anchor butter
Arla to start production of Anchor in UK next month
Arla Foods is to start producing Anchor butter in the UK next month.
The dairy group said it would begin manufacturing Anchor block butter at a production site in Westbury in the UK.
"Bringing production of Anchor to the UK is part of our long-term growth strategy and the investment at Westbury has facilitated this," Arla supply chain director Lars Dalsgaard said.
Arla could not be reached for any further comment as just-food went to press.
Earlier this year, Arla agreed a deal to merge its UK operations with Milk Link.
Arla takes its UK butter offering to the next level as it expands production at its bespoke facility at Westbury
Arla’s investment in the development of its bespoke butter facility at Westbury, is allowing the company to extend its UK manufactured butter offering with production of Anchor block butter beginning at the site. This will be available from September.
Arla entered into a joint venture with Milk Link and First Milk in September 2010 and took responsibility for the butter operation at Westbury. Following production of retail block butter beginning at the site in August 2011, production of Anchor block butter will further increase the supply of UK produced butter for Arla, while at the same time significantly reducing food miles and in turn the company's carbon footprint.
“Bringing production of Anchor to the UK is part of our long-term growth strategy and the investment at Westbury has facilitated this. As well as being directly in line with our Closer to Nature ambition, it is a further example of Arla’s commitment to the UK as we have created a home for more British cream and are adding value to it,” said Arla’s supply chain director, Lars Dalsgaard.
Arla’s investment at Westbury makes it the most modern and technologically advanced butter production facility in the UK and it is churning out award winning product. Its retail salted block butter won several prestigious accolades at this summer’s Great Yorkshire Show. As well as the Prince of Wales Award for Outstanding Quality, it picked up a gold award and best butter award.
Original source: Arla Foods
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