Beatson Clark has invested almost £3 million in the latest upgrade at its South Yorkshire glassworks.

The company has installed Bottero individual section (IS) machines on two of its manufacturing lines to improve production of glass bottles.

The IS machines form glass containers for well known food brands such as English Provender and Mackays, as well as major UK retailers’ own brand products like spice jars.

The two machines operate 24/7 and produce on average 160 million white flint bottles and jars each year.

“These new eight-section double gob machines represent the latest generation in servo controlled equipment,” said Graham Lax, Head of Project Management at Beatson Clark.

“This investment is part of our commitment to continuous improvement for the future and will ensure that we can improve our production processes while maintaining and enhancing quality.”

The new machines were installed by ECO Engineering of Brough in East Yorkshire while machine and mould cooling fans were installed by Integrated Air Systems Ltd.