We are pleased to reveal that the latest investment programme has expanded capacity and enhanced the environmental performance of our site in Tiverton.
We have increased production on site by ten per cent in the last two years. With significant success in our canning business, a complete new shift was recruited at the beginning of October.
The Tiverton site was bought in 2009 as part of a £10million investment programme for the company and the factory is now a pivotal part of the business.
Five years on the site has increased production, warehousing capacity and jobs – building both the business and our part in the local community.
One of the largest developments is building our own effluent plant. We didn’t want the water we use on site to have an impact on the local area. So we worked closely with South West Water so that we can treat the factory’s water ourselves, removing the burden from the local utility infrastructure. As an additional benefit, this has returned the capacity of the town water works for population growth.
The equipment has also been upgraded with a new multi-packer that shrink-wraps up to 24 cans. This previously had to be outsourced and since commissioning, the business is producing a quality of graphics already regarded as the best in class by the retailers.
Paul Clifford, site director at Tiverton for Aston Manor Cider commented: “We are thrilled with the progress of the site. We are a company that constantly strives to improve, we do this by continually reviewing our processes and machinery. The Tiverton factory has really benefited from this and we will continually drive this on as we become a world class factory.”
A new warehouse for can storage has been added to the site, increasing storage capacity by 1,800 pallets.
The Tiverton plant is now a major component in the Aston Manor operation. The apple juice produced from the company’s own orchards in Worcestershire is blended with other juice to produce a range of different ciders for different markets at home and overseas.
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