Scottish Energy Minister visits the DSM Dalry Site to discuss recent investments in energy efficiency and decarbonisation projects

Royal DSM, the global science-based company in nutrition, health and sustainable living, has embarked on an ambitious multi-million pound investment plan for its vitamin manufacturing facility in Dalry, North Ayrshire that puts it at the cutting edge of sustainable manufacturing in Scotland.

DSM’s management of the Dalry-based manufacturing facility welcomed Scottish Energy Minister, Paul Wheelhouse to learn more about the company’s sustainability strategy. The site celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2018 and is widely recognized as the global sustainability leader in Vitamin C (Quali®-C) manufacturing. The site also produces Vitamin B5 (Quali®-B).

Recently, Scottish Enterprise provided grants of £1.9m towards significant investments the company is making in energy efficiency projects on the site.

Energy Minister, Paul Wheelhouse, said: “This investment shows DSM’s commitment to put sustainability at the forefront of its plans for future development and reflects the Scottish Government’s aims for industrial decarbonisation and to help companies to sustain and improve their competitiveness.

“The Scottish Government will always look to build strong working relationships with industries and companies investing in energy efficiency and decarbonisation projects and I am really pleased to have the opportunity to hear of DSM’s experience today given their importance to the Ayrshire economy.”

DSM Nutritional Products Senior Vice President of Operations, Luca Rosetto commented “We believe that the global nutrition industry can only enjoy healthy, reliable and sustainable development through making choices that address the macro issues of health, climate and energy, resources and circularity hand-in-hand. Our Dalry site, alongside the rest of DSM’s global micronutrient production network, sets an example to the rest of the industry in demonstrating how this can be achieved to the benefit of us all.

"We were pleased to have been able to welcome Mr Wheelhouse on site today to learn more about our recent investments which have been supported by Scottish Enterprise and we look forward to the continued support from both Scottish Enterprise and Scottish Government to meet the shared targets, aimed at lowering the carbon footprint of the Scottish economy.”

Paul Lewis, managing director of International Economic Development at Scottish Enterprise said: “DSM Global is focused on improving productivity through sustainability to remain competitive within its markets. Exporting 100% of its products to a global customer base, the company is a significant exporter, as well as a valuable inward investor and significant employer in the North Ayrshire area.

“The business is well on its journey towards sustainable and low carbon manufacturing and we look forward to continuing to work with the team at Dalry as it strives for further sustainable productivity.”

Ashleigh Smith
Article by Ashleigh Smith
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