Incredible results after heavily investing in product development
Suffolk company Muntons is a leading global player in the supply of malts, malt extracts, flour and flakes to many well-known names in the food and drinks industry, and exports about half of its production. It also produces an impressive range of beer, wine and cider-making kits which are also sold globally.
The progressive company has invested heavily in product development and innovation and the results have been incredible. Such as ‘malti-choc’, an eco-friendly way to replace 20% cocoa in a chocolate muffin, while making it even tastier. Liquid malt, when added, can also make spaghetti bolognese meatier and cheese biscuits cheesier, Muntons discovered.
Practical sustainability is at the heart of everything Muntons does. Liquid waste from its ingredients business at its Stowmarket headquarters is treated at a £5.4 million anaerobic digestion plant. The process will produce a fertiliser substitute for spreading on local farms, cutting out the 3,000 tanker movements a year currently required to take sludge from the site – saving around 340 tonnes in CO2 emissions from the lorries.
In addition, treating waste streams from malt extract production at the plant produces up to 25% of the firm’s base load electricity.
“Our malt is made entirely from locally grown cereals such as barley and wheat bringing benefits to a vast range of products from chocolate confectionery to breakfast cereals, beer and malt whisky. Seeing continued growing demand for our products, all made from natural ingredients, is very satisfying, setting the tone for a strong future.”Andy Janes, Corporate Marketing Manager