L-R: Rob Hinton, Will l'Anson, Chris l'Anson, Sarah Richardson, Erik Ottevanger
(L-R): Rob Hinton (Ottevanger) Will l'Anson, Chris l'Anson, Sarah Richardson nee l'Anson, Erik Ottevanger.

Yorkshire manufacturer to create jobs with construction of £20m development

A Yorkshire animal feed manufacturer has signed contracts to begin work on the construction of a £20m development.

l’Anson Brothers Ltd, headquartered in Masham, is family-run with the fourth generation now heading up the business.

The investment will maintain the existing workforce and also create additional jobs at the new production facility at Dalton New Bridge, which is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2023, with more expected to follow as the company grows in the future.

The business has appointed Ottevanger Milling Engineers, the Dutch company that specialises in the design and build of feed mills to deliver the Dalton New Bridge development. The facility has been designed to be as energy efficient as possible and will be one of the most technologically advanced feed mills in Europe.

Chris l’Anson, executive chairman, l’Anson Bros, said: “We are delighted to have completed the deal that will enable us to start work in earnest on the new production facility.

“Construction of the mill complex itself will begin towards the end of the year once the essential groundworks have been completed.

“As the single biggest investment in our history, the new mill will take the business to the next level, offering great benefits to our customers, employees and the wider economy.”

Erik Ottevanger, director at Ottevanger Milling Engineers, added: “This is the result of long and intensive discussions. Now we look forward to realising this strategic project in the UK and helping l’Anson consolidate its position in both the domestic and export markets.”

l’Anson Bros currently employs 90 people at its manufacturing facility on the edge of the town and its distribution centre at Melmerby. It is now a business with annual revenues in excess of £45m, supplying farming and equine customers nationally and in more than 40 countries worldwide.

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