Luxury ice cream maker Mackie's, based in Aberdeenshire, has placed an order for a new ice cream production line, worth in excess of £350,000, with Carlisle Process Systems (CPS). The equipment is needed to meet increased demand, which has seen production of ice cream triple over the past 10 years.
As well as its luxury range, the company also produces own-label ice cream for retailers and is expanding in this area. It forecasts sales doubling over the next three years. Mackie's employs 65 staff and has a turnover of £14m a year.
CPS will design, make, install, and commission a bespoke semi-automatic mixing system, a pasteuriser and a chilling plant. The system will incorporate a number of novel features, such as automatic top filling of the ageing tanks and a mobile unit for making small additions.
Mackie's existing equipment, which was installed over 12 years ago, has an output of up to 2,000 litres of ice cream an hour.
The new equipment, which is expected to be in production by early summer, has an output of up to 5,000l/h. CPS designed, built and installed a milk chilling and routing system with storage tanks at Mackie's in 2002.
Contact: Carlisle Process Systems, Tel: 01935 818818