UFAC-UK unveils new major mill upgrades
Major investment improves sustainability and efficiencies at unique UK facility
Nutritional supplement manufacturer and supplier to the animal feed industry, UFAC-UK has completed a major upgrade to its unique UK manufacturing facility, enhancing production efficiencies and helping to reduce its carbon footprint, through the use of intelligent control systems.
Headquartered in Newmarket, with production co-ordinated from the dedicated UK mill site in Woolfox, Rutland since 1979, the latest stage of UFAC-UK’s mill development programme has seen a significant investment in a new, bespoke manufacturing management software system and advanced liquid holding facilities, to further increase capacity.
Supporting a dynamic operating environment, the improvements not only align with UFAC-UK’s own commitment to responsible production, but also supports the sustainability commitments of its customers and stakeholders.
Completing an 18-month programme of innovation and development across the facility, the latest updates will help meet the growing demand for UFAC-UK’s energy, protein and Omega 3 nutritional solutions, as well as providing increased capacity for bespoke formulations and new product development.
“The main focus of all our upgrades has been based around sustainability and efficiency, covering everything from the installation of the new storage tanks and IT system, right down to our new recycled polymer bags and reduced timber pallets on our packaging and distribution channels,” explains Richard Jones, UFAC-UK commercial manager, who has been over-seeing the upgrades.
“The new IT system has had a significant improvement on the flexibility and efficiency of operation, regulating when machines are required to be in operation and therefore reducing overall operation time when lines are not required for specific runs,” he adds.
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 nutritional solutions to the animal feed industry.
Robert Jones, UFAC-UK managing director, comments, “As a company we are constantly looking at opportunities to drive sustainability, productivity and efficiencies both within our own operation, but also on behalf of our partners and customers.”
Exporting 40% of everything produced at the Woolfox site into Europe and across global markets, UFAC-UK operates in over 25 countries worldwide.
“With the upgrades to our UK production facility, we are perfectly positioned to meet growing UK and international demand, but also further invest in the research and product development that has been the cornerstone of the business success,” continues Mr Jones.
“All of this is achieved while we are also improving efficiencies, sustainability and environmental credentials,” he concludes.