1 minute read - 25th September 2023
Healeys Cyder completes £5m investment
Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm has made a £5m investment into its production infrastructure and onsite visitor experience. As part of the investment, the business has doubled its processing capacity with the introduction of new apple bays, a new water transportation system, and an additional press. This new infrastructure also ensures a higher quality of juice as a result of less bruising and better cleaning of the apples.
Behind the scenes, tank capacity has increased by 60% with the addition of six new temperature controlled 100,000 litre fermentation tanks – holding the juice of approximately six million apples in total.
Joe Healey, managing director for trading at Healeys, said: “This latest investment shows our continued commitment to expand our production processes and enhance visitor experience. We’re committed to the long-term sustainable development of the farm, and always enjoy integrating a unique visitor experience along the way. We’ve introduced a new water recirculation system, which aims to filter, treat and recirculate our pressing water, so it can be reused throughout the season, which together with our rainwater harvesting, should reduce our water consumption per litre of cider produced.
“These developments are part of our long-term vision to reduce our carbon footprint, without compromising on the quality of our products. Since moving to the family farm in 1986, we’ve planted over 25,000 trees, have invested in both wind and solar energy, and hope to achieve the milestone of 75% of our energy requirements being produced onsite, from renewable sources within the next five years. We’re constantly looking to improve and develop our processes to encourage productivity and growth and have some exciting plans for the next part of our journey.”