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Dairy Crest: investing to grow capacity

28 May 2018

Dairy Crest has announced that it is to make significant investments in its Davidstow creamery in Cornwall. 

The company is investing £85 million in growing the capacity of its cheese business, £75 million of which will be invested at Davidstow.

The investment will allow further growth of its Cathedral City and Davidstow cheese brands, enhancing its whey production capacity and supporting farmers and economic growth in the South West.  

The aim is to process an additional 200 million litres of milk every year, increasing the company’s annual cheese production capacity from 54,000 tonnes to 77,000 tonnes over the next four to five years.

The whey production at the site, largely used for the global infant formula market, will grow proportionally.  

The investment in Davidstow will also reduce the environmental impact of the creamery by reducing significantly its water usage, increasing the amount of water recycled back into the creamery and becoming more energy resilient.


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