A.P.E Fire & Security were contracted as part of a 63,292 sq ft expansion that allowed Thatchers’ production capacity at Myrtle Farm to double, allowing them to more easily meet the growing demand for their nationally-renowned cider.
Managing director Martin Thatcher said:
“This investment was about our confidence in the cider market and in the future of world-class cider-making here at Myrtle Farm. Our aim has always been to produce fantastic ciders at Thatchers that are best in class on both quality and consistency. Our existing mill has served us well for many years, but we needed to increase our capacity to meet growing demand.”
The new cider mill uses less energy as it is sustainably powered by energy generated on site, inkeeping with Thatchers’ dedicated to sustainabilty after their dedications to planting 150,000 new apple trees over the last seven years.
The Jubilee building, a state-of-the-art packaging facility was completed at the end of 2012, while the Base Tank building, a world class fermentation and cider storage facility was completed at the end of 2015.
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