The £6.7m joint venture with blow-moulding specialist Logoplaste, will also significantly increase storage capacity for blown bottles.
The extension to the blow-moulding facility is due for completion in December, with the new blow-moulder likely to be operational in March, Cravendale brand manager Sam Dolan told FoodManufacture.co.uk: “The expansion of the blow-moulding facility at Stourton and subsequent increase in production capacity supports our ambitious growth targets for Cravendale, where we plan to be a top 10 grocery brand by 2020.
"Since its launch 12 years ago we have recently topped the 200m litre milestone and expect value sales to exceed £166m by the end of the year."
Sales of Cravendale are up 16% year-on-year, making it one of the UK’s fastest growing grocery brands, added Dolan. "Cravendale has doubled in value in the last four years."