Top international sale for Todmorden manufacturer

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A Todmorden manufacturer has secured an export sale with a major Norwegian food production company.

Whitham Mills, at Stansfield Road, Todmorden, has secured the sale with the textile division of Notura SA. Notura is a multi-billion pound agricultural co-operative owned by some 18,800 farmers in Norway and is the country’s largest producer of meat and eggs. It was founded in 2006 and currently operates 41 separate facilities. The textiles division which collects and bales wool from the co-operative’s livestock , has invested £110,000 in a Whitham Mills designed system which includes a 50RBB high-capacity wool baler along with 900mm wide feed conveyor and cart tipper for its plant in the town of Førde, on the country’s Atlantic coast. The system, designed and built in the UK, can operate at up to 50 tonnes per day and is the fifth installation Whitham Mills has completed for the company. Ben Smart, managing director at Whitham Mills, said: “This deal is part of a long-standing relationship we have with Notura and we have always proved to be their first port of call when they require new waste management equipment.