Kilwaughter in £500,000 capital investment

Seen at Kilwaughter Minerals' new 400 sq m warehouse and blending plant in Larne are its chief executive Gary Wilmot with process engineer Cormac McNamee and head of operations Adrian Alexander. Picture: Matt Mackey/PressEye

MINERALS processor Kilwaughter has completed a £500,000 capital investment as part of it long-term growth and development plans.

It includes a new 400 sq metres warehouse and blending plant facility, significantly increasing plant capacity for the manufacture of agricultural products to meet increasing demand for the firm's products across Ireland and Britain.

Based in Larne, Kilwaughter ( serves a range of sectors including construction and agriculture, with products such as through-colour renders, external wall insulation systems, soil health conditioning minerals and livestock bedding lime solutions to control bacteria.

Its chief executive Gary Wilmot said: “Having established a reputation for engineering high performance products, we consistently aim to deliver new levels of performance and efficiencies to our customers.

“This investment represents the latest stage in our plans for sustained growth, further enhancing Kilwaughter's market leading position.”

He added: “By providing a dedicated blending and warehousing facility for the production of our agricultural products we will not only be able to increase our capacity but will also benefit from improved efficiency and productivity.”

The investment is the latest in a series made by the business including a £450,000 spend on production operations which saw the creation of 16 jobs, as well as the expansion of the R&D team as part of a £3.4m strategic investment plan.

Gary added: “Investments such as this ensure Kilwaughter will continue to be well-placed to meet our customers needs in both the agriculture and construction sectors. We remain committed to looking forward to how we serve and lead those industries.”

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