Mash Direct expands premises and reduces emissions

By Michelle Perrett

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Mash Direct has expanded both warehouse and office space
Mash Direct has expanded both warehouse and office space

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Mash Direct, the Northern Ireland fresh prepared vegetable processor, has expanded its premises and reduced emissions with the support of a seven-figure Green Loan from HSBC UK.

The sixth-generation family business revealed that it has used the funding to double the footprint of its existing site and install water-saving equipment to help its environmental footprint. 

Mash Direct is run by husband-and-wife Martin and Tracy Hamilton, and their two sons Jack and Lance Hamilton. They grow and produce farm fresh ‘field to fork’ vegetable and potato side dishes on their family farm. The business supplies major supermarket chains such as Tesco, Sainsbury, Asda, Morrison’s, Co-Op, Lidl, and Dunnes as well as a range of independent stores.

Efficiency

The Green Loan has allowed the company to add 25,000 sq ft to its warehouse and 5,000 sq ft to its office space. 

This expansion has taken place to allow room for its new, Wastewater Treatment Plant, which is expected to help the farm efficiently measure water usage and futureproof planning to be more environmentally conscious. It forecasts that the will see a  a 56,391kg reduction of CO2 per year from business operations.

The company has also added 384 new solar panels to its roof.  

Impact

Jack Hamilton, ceo of Mash Direct, said: “It’s so important to us that we embrace new techniques and equipment that will help to reduce our impact on the environment. Our wonderful land is what helps to make our product so great, so we are thankful for HSBC UK’s support in helping us protect it for years to come.”

Marty Colvin, relationship director in Northern Ireland, HSBC UK said: “Mash Direct is a well-established, family-owned business that’s made a name for itself by championing great local produce. We are pleased to see how this green loan has helped the company diversify and respond to the needs of the environment, as demand for its products grow.”

Last year the company revealed that it had expanded its range​ and distribution to Morrisons. 

 

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