Westland invests £5m in business growth

Westland Horticulture has invested £5m on developing facilities at its Cambridgeshire and Northern Ireland sites as part of its goal to extend into other markets and to ensure customer satisfaction.

The company has undertaken a major capital venture programme to install new, state-of-the-art temperature-controlled storage at Alconbury to ensure optimum quality for bulbs and potatoes.

Westland joint managing director Edward Conroy said investment had also been made in new production facilities to satisfy growing consumer demand for West+ growing media, Resolva 24H, fertilisers, lawncare and bulbs.

He said: "Part of our investment for 2008 includes setting up new distribution locations to guarantee deliveries and new storage areas to maximise service."

Conroy added that the firm was committed to investing in the sector. "This spend demonstrates our ambitions towards increasing participation in the garden, bringing in the most innovative products and ensuring that the highest standards are maintained in the consumer horticultural sector."


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