Meadow Foods, the UK’s largest independent dairy and leading supplier of milk based dairy ingredients to the food industry, has installed solar panels on the roof of its Chester headquarters as part of its refurbishment works and desire to be more energy efficient.
The 50kw system will help bring savings to the company by means of lower energy bills, whilst also saving 22,000kg of CO2 per year at the company’s milk processing and butter production facility.
Mark Chantler, Commercial Director at Meadow Foods, comments: “The solar panels are now up and running and we look forward to reaping the rewards through lower energy bills whilst continuing to do our bit for the environment.
“As part of the ongoing development at Chester, we continue to look at other ways in which renewables can bring savings to the business whilst also reducing our carbon footprint.”
Meadow Foods operates from factories in Chester, Peterborough and Holme-on-Spalding Moor. Their products include cream, butter, sweetened condensed milk, anhydrous milk fat, chocolate crumb and cultured products. The company, founded in 1992, now employs more than 250 people and has a turnover in excess of £400m.