Malted ingredients supplier Muntons, which has invested £2.6m in its grain intake area, saw its new grain facility officially opened by the High Sheriff of Suffolk in a ribbon cutting ceremony on 5 October.

The grain intake facility is now faster and more streamlined, but has also lowered energy consumption for the firm and reduced the number of local truck movements. Improvements include a second weighbridge, new grain intake pit, the construction of a 1,300 tonne storage silo and the refurbishment of existing silos. In addition, the company has installed a 26-metre tall energy-efficient grain dryer.

George Irving, Muntons Cedars maltings manager said: “At Muntons we believe firmly in making investments for our business, which ensure that we are sustainable. For this project we have invested in the best available technology, which not only increases our ability to process grains more rapidly, but also significantly reduces our energy use. The new process has improved efficiency by 40% and supports our position as a major processor of locally grown cereals.”

Muntons was recently shortlisted for an energy efficiency award.