EOL's Erith site
EOL's Erith site

Leading UK packaged oils supplier Edible Oils Limited (EOL) has completed an investment programme at its Erith and Belvedere sites in London.

The latest project followed the completion of a £24M (US$31.4M) project at EOL’s Erith site last June, which increased overall production capacity by around 50%.

A 50/50 joint venture between UK food and drink group Princes Ltd and global agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), EOL is a leading producer of packaged oils for the retail sector, supplying both branded and customer own brand bottled oils and white fats to the UK and mainland European markets.

The Erith site, which supplies over 100M litres/year of oil, bottles the Crisp ‘n’ Dry, Flora and Mazola brands and also packs rapeseed, sunflower and corn oils for customer own brands. It forms the hub of EOL’s cooking oil production and is integrated the nearby refinery complex.

As part of the investment programme at the Belvedere site, four new 60,000 litre oil tanks were installed.

The increased storage capacity would enable EOL to offer new products, such as bespoke blends, the company said on 13 July.

“The expansion of our tank farm will deliver increased flexibility during what continues to be a turbulent time for the edible oils market,” EOL managing director Mark Church said.

At the company’s Erith site, the investment programme involved a major upgrade of the company’s employee welfare facilities.