Dal­ton Seeds in­vests in ex­tra ca­pac­ity

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Etbusiness Daily -

Long-es­tab­lished agri­cul­tural busi­ness Dal­ton Seeds is adding to its cur­rent 3,200 tonnes of stor­age space by build­ing a 1,000tonne ca­pac­ity new ware­house that will be com­pleted and op­er­a­tional by au­tumn 2012.

This in­vest­ment, at its site in Eye, near Peter­bor­ough, comes on the back of a 1,000-tonne in­crease in ca­pac­ity in sum­mer 2009.

It will leave the com­pany with one of the best sales-to-stor­age ra­tios of any mer­chant in the coun­try.

Pro­duc­tion di­rec­tor Peter Fox said: “This ca­pac­ity in­crease will al­low us greater flex­i­bil­ity in ser­vic­ing farm­ers’ needs.

“It means we can be even more re­spon­sive in meet­ing cus­tomer re­quire­ments for timely de­liv­er­ies of seed to farm.

“The in­vest­ment re­in­forces our mantra – Serv­ing Agri­cul­ture”.

Dal­ton Seeds, like The Queen who cel­e­brates her Di­a­mond Ju­bilee, marks 60 years in busi­ness in 2012.

The com­pany is one part, along with Dal­mark Grain, of the £75 mil­lion turnover Dal­mark Group.

It be­gan life on April 22, 1952 and grew to be­come one of the largest in­de­pen­dent, fam­ily-owned seed busi­nesses in the UK.

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