Thursday, March 8, 2012

News: Beatson Clark to invest £10m in Rotherham


Glass packaging manufacturer Beatson Clark has announced that it is investing £10m in furnace improvements and new high-tech equipment at its plant in Rotherham.

The new investment is part of a plan to invest £16m over the next two years in plant and machinery at the Greasborough Road site.

The firm, which celebrated its 260th anniversary last year, made a successful repair to its amber furnace in December 2011 and is planning a complete rebuild of its white flint furnace in July 2012.

The latest Servo-driven multi-inspection machine is also being installed which inspects the neck of the bottle, wall thickness and ovality of the glass. This will enable additional automated inspection and improve traceability of the product.

Beatson Clark will also be upgrading its metal detectors across all lines later this year.

Tony McLoughlin, managing director at Beatson Clark, said: "We're a long-established business but we never stand still. We are always thinking about how we can improve our products and processes and constantly looking for new ways to provide an even better and more flexible service to our customers.

"The fact that we are making such a significant investment in our plant in South Yorkshire is great news for the region and an indication that we see growth in the food, beverage and pharmaceutical sectors over the next 12 to 18 months."

The company manufactures glass containers for a number of well known products, including Buttercup cough medicine, Lyle's Golden Syrup, concentrate stocks for Oxo, Hendrick's gin and Crabbie's ginger beer.

As well as improving the production process, Beatson Clark is also investing in new design technology. The company has updated its CAD (Computer-Aided Design) system to the latest 3D visualisation software.

Beatson Clark website



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