UFAC-UK appoints new mill manager in latest stage of development plans
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Mike Aldrich heads up manufacturing and production facility in Woolfox, Rutland

UFAC-UK appoints new mill manager in latest stage of development plans

Mike Aldrich heads up manufacturing and production facility in Woolfox, Rutland

Nutritional supplement manufacturer and supplier to the animal feed industry, UFAC-UK has appointed Mike Aldrich to the role of mill manager at its UK manufacturing and production facility in Woolfox, Rutland.

In the latest stage of an on-going client-focused restructuring, Mike will head up the team at the UK plant, which has recently undergone major site upgrades to increase storage capacity.

This investment includes the extensive use of recycled materials within UFAC-UK’s packaging and distribution channels, including reduced polymer bags, recycled packaging and the use of reduced timber pallets.

These developments are all underpinned by on-going product advancement, building on more than 40 years of innovation in the development, manufacture and supply of energy, protein and Omega 3 nutritional solutions to the animal feed industry.

Robert Jones, UFAC-UK managing director, comments, “We are delighted to welcome Mike to the team at this exciting time for UFAC-UK, following our significant investment in our production facility.

“With Mike on board, alongside our investment in equipment and facilities, we aim to further increase production efficiencies, while also reducing our carbon footprint.”

Mike has a long-track record in the food production, processing and animal feed sectors, starting his career and spending 17 years at what is now Dalehead Foods, working his way up to production supervisor level.

He then spent two and half years managing a team producing poultry feed at 2Agriculture’s Stoke Ferry Mill in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, before taking up the position of mill manager with UFAC-UK in November this year.

Responsible for product quality, productivity and efficiencies in his new role, Mike will also take charge of hygiene and health and safety.

Mike says, “I am looking forward to helping to drive UFAC-UK’s competitiveness, with a focus on sustainability and efficiencies, to help move the business forward.

“I will also be working very closely with technical manager Joe Magadi, looking at what we as a company can do to drive sustainability, productivity and efficiencies both within our own operation, but also on behalf of our partners and customers.”

He adds, “There is also scope to increase business activity in the future, and I am extremely keen to make an impact on that.”

The recruitment of Mike is part of this wider corporate-wide drive, incorporating new product development, more trials and research projects and the exciting mill upgrades that are improving efficiencies, sustainability and environmental credentials.

A family-owned business, UFAC-UK manufactures specialist energy, protein and omega 3 supplements from the dedicated manufacturing plant in Rutland, with particular expertise in the use of oils, fats, amino acids and liquid sugars.