Kavli, the UK cheese spread and dip manufacturer, is to invest GBP5m (US$7.5m) in an expansion of its Castle MacLellan food facility in Scotland.

The company said it is looking to capitalise on “strong growth prospects” for its premium products throughout the UK with the investment in the Kirkcudbright-based facility.

The funds will be used to expand and streamline the production areas within the factory, extending the size of its existing premises by 2,000m². Improvements will also be made to the storage facilities, amenities and services at the plant, which produces a number of pate products.

“This represents a momentous step forward for our business,” said Elaine McConnell, GM at Castle MacLellan Foods. “It also demonstrates the confidence the Kavli Group has in the UK market and in the Castle MacLellan Foods team.”

Work is expected to commence in January 2014 with completion scheduled for September.