Barton Fabrications has installed a 40 tonne flour silo at Speciality Breads’ new £3 million bakery in Margate. The 12 metre high, 3.5 metre diameter ATEX compliant silo has been installed on the 3,000 square metre site, situated close to the bakery’s existing production facility. Speciality Breads, which is a Red Tractor-certified company, will use the new facility to produce around 20 handmade lines, while providing essential additional cold storage, work space and ovens for the team’s artisan bakers.
Commenting on why Barton Fabrications was chosen for the installation Peter Millen, Managing Director at Speciality Breads said: “Barton Fabrications have a fantastic reputation not just in the UK but around the world for their expertise and service so it wasn’t too difficult a decision. Their professionalism was top notch and there was no problem or issue which they couldn’t counter or have a strategy to solve.
“In any build, whether it’s for a new site or a site being redeveloped, there are always issues, delays and problems on a day to day basis. For this reason, it is essential that you have a team who can be pro-active, re-active, adaptable and flexible. The Barton team ticked all these boxes.”
The new bakery was opened in 2015 by MP Sir Roger Gale who cut a giant ciabatta at the inaugural event.