British Salt operates a modern and efficient salt manufacturing plant at Middlewich. The company ensure that the processes applied in extracting the raw materials from deep underground through to packaging and protecting the finished products are the most modern and effective. British Salt’s manufacturing plant is widely regarded as one of the most modern and eco-efficient of its type in Europe.
As well as being technically advanced Middlewich is geared around manufacturing products which meet the stringent quality requirements of the food industry.
As the leading supplier of salt products to the UK food industry, British Salt has invested significantly in manufacturing salt products which meet the many diverse needs of food manufacturers. From crisps and snacks to cheese and animal feeds, British Salt has a product for you. See our product selection page or contact Customer Services for more information.
The purification plant which removes magnesium and calcium compounds from the brine, features advanced analysis and monitoring systems to ensure efficient operation. This is an example of how British Salt’s continuous improvement program can deliver efficiency and environmental benefits.
The final brine emerging from the three stage purification process is of the highest purity necessary to make the top quality salt for which British Salt is renowned.
Purified brine is fed into the evaporating plant to drive off water and deposit salt crystals out of solution. The resulting salt slurry is passed through each evaporation vessel in series, the brine boiling at ever decreasing pressure and temperature. Just one input of steam is required to generate the heat for this energy intensive process. This advanced evaporator design ensures maximum utilisation and conservation of energy.
The capacity of the evaporation plant is an incredible 100 tonnes per hour and it operates 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Production capability at this level ensures that British Salt can maintain its stocks and its commitment to all its many customers.
British Salt is part of the Valpak scheme to ensure that packaging is reclaimed under our producer responsibility remit. This is in addition to the pre-consumer off-cuts etc. that we already send back to our suppliers. The majority of our product, however, leaves the factory in bulk tankers, tippers or re-usable intermediate bulk containers, making handling easy for our customers and saving on packaging.