Carr’s confirms operational mill at Kirkcaldy

01 September, 2013

Agriculture, food and engineering group Carr’s Flour has confirmed that its flour mill at Kirkcaldy is operational.

The group has embarked on a planned roll-out to supply customers.

Tim Davies, chief executive of Carr’s, said: “We are delighted that our Kirkcaldy mill is up and running on time and within budget as anticipated, and we look forward to seeing the efficiencies and improvements from this investment coming through in 2014.”

In July this year, Carr’s revealed a slight turnaround in the financial performance of its milling business, with “weather-related factors” having a beneficial impact.

In its interim management statement for the 18 weeks to 6 July, the firm said that its milling arm was operating in an industry plagued by over-capacity and volatile input prices, but that it had begun to improve.

The company commented that the closure of Premier Foods’ Glasgow mill in Dunaskin at the end of March eased some capacity-related pressures in the Scottish market.

Last July, British Baker reported on Carr’s decision to build a new £17m mill at the port of Kirkcaldy following the success of moving a wheat distribution area to the location.

Preliminary results for the year ended 31 August 2013 will be released on 11 November.





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