Our History & LocationBased in the centre ofCheshire, salt is at the heartof our community

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Established in 1969, British Salt has seen many changes over its 50 year history, with the business becoming the

leading manufacturer of pure dried vacuum salt in the UK.

Our base in Middlewich has a long and rich association with salt. The town was founded by the Romans who gave it the name Salinae because of its surrounding salt deposits. Production of salt has been at the heart of industry in Middlewich for several thousand years, with the ‘wich’ suffix originating from the Wych-houses or salt-houses originally used to make salt.

Proudly part of the Tata Chemicals Europe family since 2011, British Salt is committed to industry leading change, adopting the innovative approaches and sustainable practices for which the Tata Group is universally recognised.

Employing more than 100 people at its state of the art facility in Middlewich, Cheshire - British Salt’s history demonstrates its commitment to investing in the future of the business.

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1967

Staveley / Cerebos formed joint venture

1969

British Salt plant formally opened by HRH Prince Philip

1973

Plant capacity increased

1982

British Salt became wholly-owned by Staveley

2000

British Salt purchased by US Salt Holdings LLC

2004

Parent company renamed British Salt Holdings LLC

2005

British Salt acquired New Cheshire Salt Works

2007

British Salt acquired by LDC

2011

British Salt acquired by Brunner Mond (part of the Tata Industries Chemicals group)

2015

British Salt embarks on a 5 year major infrastructure investment programme

2019

British Salt 50th Anniversary – marked by a £7m investment into a state of the art boiler plant