Belfast-based Neill’s flour mill has invested £200,000 in innovative new Fawema packaging machinery, which puts bulk flour into retail packs.

David Spence, sales manager, said the investment was part of the company’s commitment to ensure consumers get the highest possible product quality. The move is also part of its drive to identify new market opportunities in Northern Ireland and further afield.

Neill’s dates back over 150 years and is Northern Ireland’s leading flour mill, with a 46% market share there. As part of Associated British Foods, it supplies its traditional Irish flours to its group bakeries among others.