New Malting Plant at Arbroath, Scotland




The directors and management of Bairds Malt Limited were delighted to have their new malting facility at Arbroath officially opened on Wednesday 7th April 2010 by Cllr Ruth Melville, Provost of Angus. Cllr Melville said that the malting plant situated in Arbroath was ideally placed as the most modern facility of its kind in Scotland.

Steve Haydon, Chief Executive Officer of Bairds Malt, also commented that the willingness of the contractors to work together through all stages of the development had enabled Bairds to complete the new malting project within budget and to the planned 18 month time scale.

The new state of the art malting plant has a stainless steel finish across all process vessels and was supplied by the specialist malting plant supplier Buhler GmbH of Germany.  It has been built within Bairds existing site on Elliot Industrial Estate and is the first new plant to be built in Scotland for some 25 years.  The investment incorporates the latest innovations in malting technology and process control, with quality monitoring which offers the highest levels of efficiency and product consistency.  A commitment to reduced energy and water consumption has been a design priority, as has ensuring sustained operational capability.

As Scotland’s leading malt producer, Bairds Malt can process 175,000 tonnes of malt per year, destined primarily for the whisky distilling market.  The new Arbroath facility, complete with a new grain drying complex, is capable of producing over 300 tonnes of malt every 48 hours with total annual production now reaching over 57,000 tonnes.

Bairds also operates malting plants at both Inverness and Pencaitland.  These three strategic Scottish malting locations enable Bairds Malt to select grain from all of Scotland’s prime barley growing regions, offering rapid grain collection and unrivalled flexibility of supply via its procurement arm, Scotgrain Agriculture Limited.  The ability to manage a dedicated, fully integrated barley supply chain allows Bairds Malt to offer its customers complete traceability of product and the highest standards of quality assurance.








Company Details:-

The Registered office of Bairds Malt Limited is situated at Station Maltings, Witham, Essex, CM8 2DU. Registered in England. Company registration number 3580592.