Doves Farm Foods, the organic flour and gluten free flour specialists, has recently installed three new flour silos as part of its expansion in the speciality flour market. The three silos were sourced from Barton Fabrications, the UK’s largest aluminium silo manufacturer.
Commenting on how the 14 metre high silos with 45 tonne capacity support the company’s expansion, Clare Marriage, CEO at Doves said:
“Demand is growing for our flour and we needed extra storage capacity. Barton Fabrication’s silos, which are self-cleaning and easy for our millers to empty, were ideal for our needs. Other reasons for selecting Barton is the high standard of their vessels, strong track record in the industry and competitive pricing.
Barton Fabrication’s twin crane silo installation at Doves Farm Foods
“We were also impressed by the speed and efficiency of support provided, which included a two crane installation organised by Barton.”
The silos were supplied complete with load cells and, in common with all Barton Fabrications ATEX compliant vessels, are rated to 1 bar which means vent panel size and maintenance is reduced, compared to silos with a lower pressure rating.
Barton Fabrications, which was formed in 1981 has an established track record in silo design, manufacture and installation for the plastics and food industries. More than 1000 Barton silos have been installed in sites that include the UK, Saudi Arabia, Korea, Thailand, Spain, France, Czech Republic and Hungary.