Gloucester company helps build one of the world's largest plant-based dairy factories
By Laura Enfield | 13th May 2022
A Gloucester company is helping build one of the world's largest plant-based dairy factories.
ISD Solutions, based off Llanthony Road, has started work on a new facility for Oatly, the world's biggest oat drink company.
It is supplying and installing more than 46,759 square metres of insulation panels at the site in Peterborough- the equivalent of six and a half football pitches.
They will be completed with steel trims supplied by ISD's factory in Gloucester, with fixings, sealants and other items supplied by the company's network of partners.
Two project managers and two site managers will oversee the work, planned by ISD's in-house design team and carried out by the company's recently acquired labour division, S.Tysoe Installations.
When finished, the facility will be one of the world's largest plant-based diary factories, with the capacity to produce 300 million litres of oat drink per year.
Coldstore and composite panel specialist ISD is working for main contractor IFP Construction, with its portion of the work due to be completed in mid-October.
Tony Wall, managing director of ISD Solutions, a trading division of The P&M Group, said the project was an opportunity to demonstrate its ability to support sustainable and eco-friendly industry.
He said: "The use of high quality environmentally considered materials can make a significant reduction on a facility's energy demands, as well as its lifespan and long-term efficiency," he said.
"ISD Solutions believes that expert installation and quality of materials and fixings is paramount in creating a building which not only performs but lasts.
"So we are delighted to have been chosen to work with Oatly and IFP Construction on this project.
"We've been talking for a while about the need to change the culture in our industry, avoiding the pitfalls of cutting corners and the inherent dangers of focusing on short-term profits to the detriment of a long-term vision."
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