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.
Staveley / Cerebos formed joint venture
British Salt plant formally opened by HRH Prince Philip
Plant capacity increased
British Salt became wholly-owned by Staveley
British Salt purchased by US Salt Holdings LLC
Parent company renamed British Salt Holdings LLC
British Salt acquired New Cheshire Salt Works
British Salt acquired by LDC
British Salt acquired by Brunner Mond (part of the Tata Industries Chemicals group)
British Salt embarks on a 5 year major infrastructure investment programme
British Salt 50th Anniversary – marked by a £7m investment into a state of the art boiler plant