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Boortmalt has recently inaugurated the expansion of the Buckie malting plant in Scotland.

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With a capacity to hold 600 tons of malt per batch and 41 metres in diameter, it is the world’s largest kiln.

Boortmalt’s extension of Buckie has been completed within a year and will allow an increase of production capacity by 50% to approximately 90,000 Mt per year. It will also allow Boortmalt to purchase more barley locally in the north of Scotland, supporting local farmers.


Moreover, this investment will also positively impact Boortmalt’s carbon footprint in the area since the increased capacity will reduce the distance malt and barley will be transported each year and will improve the local supply chain efficiency.


Yvan Schaepman, CEO Boortmalt Group, said: “We are extremely confident in the future of the malting sector, and the expansion will allow us to keep up with the high performance of our customer base. In less than 12 months, our people in Buckie have built the largest kiln in the world. Well done!”


Charles Tozer, General Manager UK and Ireland at Boortmalt, said: “We pride ourselves on working alongside each distiller and brewer to offer them the malt that will work best for the style of beer or whisky that they produce. We are excited for what the future holds after significantly expanding our production capacity.”

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