Pictured (left to right) are: packaging plant manager, Gary Carty; packaging plant assistant, Danny Mathers; operations director, Dan Spampinato; and managing director, Ewen Gordon. Photograph: Sal Robinson

West Yorkshire’s Saltaire Brewery has opened its doors to support other breweries with a range of new services, including contract brewing, and packaging into cask, keg and bottle.

Following an investment of more than £1 million and 18 months of construction and development, its new 8,000 square feet packaging plant is home to a state-of-the-art Moravek botting line, capable of bottling more than 100,000 units per week. This latest investment complements its 40-barrel brewhouse and enables it to now offer a full end-to-end service to other breweries from recipe matching and product development through to end packaged product, ready for distribution, as well as any individual service in that process.

Dan Spampinato, operations director at Saltaire Brewery, said: “At Saltaire we’re extremely focused on quality and consistency. Being able to manage our whole production process on site allows us to take full control of every aspect of making great beer. We’re confident that our processes are of the highest standard and our beer is delivered to our customers in the best possible condition, wherever they are in the world.

“This was a massive project for us and the building we took over needed a lot of work to get it to the professional, SALSA accredited standard we have today. We’ve already expertly packaged 0.5 million units of our own beers since we went live, and we’re now ready to offer our high-quality services to other breweries across the country too!”

The packaging plant has already created an additional three roles for the growing business, which produces and packages 56,000 litres of its own beer each week for UK and international distribution.

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