Potatoes on the line

SCOTTISH potato production has been given a major investment boost. One of the UK’s largest potato suppliers, Branston, unveiled its latest integrated grading, washing and sizing line at its Perthshire site last month.

Branston Potatoes Scotland-17 (3)[6]
The company, which has the site in Perthshire as well as others in Lincolnshire and Somerset, says the £1.7m investment will revolutionise the factory’s ability to process high volumes of the crop.
Kevin Imrie, general manager at Branston’s Scotland site said: “The line has state-of-the-art washing equipment as well as the latest in optical-grading technology. It reduces the manual handling of crop and enables potatoes to be graded to remove quality defects then sorted into much more accurate size bands ready for packing.”