Detergent manufacturer RP Adam (Arpal Group) has opened a new £100,000 UK powder production plant at its manufacturing base in Selkirk, in the Scottish Borders. The plant is designed to meet growing demand for powdered detergent across the UK.
It will initially handle 400,000 kilos of product per year, aiming to exceed the one million kilo mark by 2020.
RP Adam will use its the plant to capitalise on the to-own-label (TOL) market, as a complement its branded offering. The company produces a range of laundry powder detergents and stain removal products for the on-premises laundry market,
The investment forms part of a wider £400,000 plant improvement and expansion programme in 2016, which has included a major expansion of the factory and warehouse facilities, increasing storage capacity at the Selkirk site by 40%.
Martin Carroll, group technical director at RP Adam said: "Our new in-house production plant has taken two years of planning, testing and implementation and now brings a new dimension to our UK manufacturing base. It will allow us to treble our production capacity of powder over the next five years, as well as giving us a security of supply of a product for which we have seen a steady increase in demand in recent years, especially across the UK healthcare and catering market."
EXPANSION: RP Adam has opened a £100,000 UK powder production plant at its manufacturing base in Selkirk