MP MacNeil opens new facility on Lewis
A WAREHOUSE for a health supplement has opened in Breasclete on the Isle of Lewis.
The BASF Pharma (Callanish) Ltd was officially opened by Na h-Eileanan an Iar [ Western Isles] MP Angus Brendan MacNeil on Friday June 30.
Mr MacNeil said: ‘I am delighted and honoured to have been asked to officially open the impressive warehouse facility at BASF Pharma (Callanish) Ltd.
‘This facility will help cope with the demand for the omega 3 fatty acid products which are produced at the factory in Breasclete.
‘It is heartening to see the continued growth of this company which, with a workforce of 73 people, is a valuable employer, and the financial support from Highlands and Islands Enterprise is welcomed.
‘BASF Pharma (Callanish) is a world leader in lipid chromatography, with world leading breakthroughs actually made at the factory at Breasclete – something the workforce can be very proud of, but also we in the wider communities can be proud of too, as it shows when the islands are involved and try, they are as good as anywhere, if not better.
‘I applaud the staff at BASF Pharma (Callanish) Ltd for the important work they do and I wish them every success for the future.’
At the opening, from left to right, are Chris Scarrott, site manager of BASF Pharma, Lorne Crerar, chairman of HIE, Angus MacNeil MP and Richard Carter, managing director of BASF UK.