Grain and feed service provider Cefetra has added about 140,000t of capability to its Scottish and Borders operations with the acquisition of two massive grain shops.
Ormiston retailer in East Lothian has a capability of about 80,000t, whereas Charlesfield at Melrose within the Scottish Borders can maintain about 60,000t.
The shops have been purchased from the administrator of failed Scottish service provider Alexander Inglis & Son, for in extra of £7m.
The addition of the 2 shops means Cefetra has greater than 1m tonnes of storage capability at its 40 websites throughout the UK.
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Cefetra managing director Andrew Mackay stated: “By making such a major funding we’ve taken the following step in additional strengthening our grain origination enterprise.
“It additionally demonstrates our long-term dedication to supporting each the farming neighborhood and our established prospects throughout Scotland and Northern England.
“These grain-handling, processing and storage services, with drying, cleansing and grain evaluation operations, give us the infrastructure required to function in key grain manufacturing areas of Scotland.
“They permit us to work with and assist farmers, whereas additionally enabling us to provide high quality grains, oilseeds and pulses to key prospects in Scotland and northern England.”
Cefetra’s head workplace is in Glasgow and the corporate has a turnover of greater than £1bn, dispatching 85,000-90,000t of uncooked supplies to prospects each week.
Alongside its grain operations, the corporate provides animal feed and the food and drinks industries.