Durston Garden Products’ latest investment offers improved production levels & product quality
These two latest investments have been put in place to, not just improve product production rates, but to also ensure that Durstons products are of the highest possible quality, helping to further cement its position as a true stalwart of the industry.
Investment 1: Increase production capacity
Adding additional bagging machinery to its Somerset-based production facility has enabled the team to effectively double its production capacity; in turn, helping Durstons to better manage stock holding ahead of the 2022 season. This additional machinery can fulfil the filling, packaging and palletisation of an additional 20 bags of its market-leading growing media offering every minute.
To date, Durstons has accrued stock holding in excess of 40% of anticipated stock requirements for 2022, supported by its dedicated logistics team to ensure delivery can be made to any of its UK-based customers within as little as five days.
Investment 2: Improved product quality, thanks to new screening machines
Representative of Durstons’ largest investment in recent years, is the introduction of two new state-of-the-art Komptech screens. These machines utilise different-sized screen holes that effectively sieve the peat-free material to ensure that only the optimum particle size passes through and is bagged. As a result, retailers can rest assured that every bag will be free of any oversized material that may have previously been present.
Durstons Sales Director, Dan Durston, said: “The feedback from our retail customers is vitally important to us, so when there are issues or concerns, we will always look for solutions and the investment of our new screens is demonstrative of this. For us, quality is key, as it not only delivers results for the end users, but it can also drive customer loyalty. By improving the quality of our peat-free offering, thanks to the expert screening tools, we believe we have created an offering that stands apart in the growing media category.”
Find out more
Somerset-based Durstons has been established for over 150 years. Find out more at www.durstongardenproducts.co.uk or call 01458 442688.