The investment programme saw the factory undergo a major transformation with the expansion of its warehouse facilities, resulting in a 40% increase in storage capacity to meet growing business demand.
The company has also invested almost £250,000 in plant and equipment- including new filling lines for smaller pack sizes and a warehouse racking system.
A further £160,000 has been invested in a new gas boiler system, allowing the firm to convert its heating from oil to gas and reduce the factory’s green house emissions by 29%.
After seeing manufacturing volumes increase by 11% RP Adam decided to launch the renovation project, which is predicted to help volumes increase a further 13% this year.
Martin Carroll, technical director at RP Adam, said: “With several new long-term contracts bedded in and a number of supply partnerships starting to bear fruit, we decided now is the time to invest in improving the entire site – both from a capacity and operational standpoint.”
The recent expansion at Selkirk plant is a major part of RP Adam’s five year investment and growth programme, launched to mark the anniversary, which sets out a £20 million turnover target to be reached by 2020.
Group sales and marketing director Max Adam, who is the fourth generation to work at the family business, said: “Our group goal ahead of 2020 is to use the experience and talent within the wider RP Adam family to expand the business at home and particularly in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Saudi Arabia where we have a significant presence.
“It is an exciting time for the company and this project at our factory further emphasises our desire to increase our manufacturing and logistics capabilities to match current and future growth.”
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