10 July 2012
Tucked away in the beautiful, sleepy countryside of west Devon, our Ambrosia creamery at Lifton is breaking new ground in creamy ambient produce.
Tucked away in the beautiful, sleepy countryside of west Devon, our Ambrosia creamery at Lifton is breaking new ground in creamy ambient produce. In the village of Lifton, our Ambrosia factory takes water directly from the river to cool its cans, which are produced on site at a rate of 525 per minute.
The factory’s effluent plant then cleans the water and pumps it back into the Lyd. It’s a terrific example of how the site is using natural resources in a sustainable way to produce a mammoth 92,000 tonnes of Ambrosia and own-label products every year. In operation since 1917, the site is very much about 21st century innovation. March saw the launch of 12 new Ambrosia rice pot products and a recent £17 million investment has seen the introduction of new, cutting-edge equipment. And a new project called Every Product, Every Day, which sees a cross-section of employees checking the quality of what’s being produced daily through tasting panels helping to raise standards further.
“Everyone has a stake in what’s made here, which is why operators are so closely involved in decisions,” said Nigel Twinberrow, continuous improvement manager. “They see the problems in detail and that means we need to take a total team approach. That way we can get it right first time.” Since being acquired by Premier Foods in 2003, Lifton and Ambrosia have benefited from huge levels of investment in terms of technology and marketing. Like the Lyd itself, the Ambrosia creamery is very much part of the landscape. And judging by the commitment of those on site, it will keep quality flowing for many, many years to come.
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