Camari, the micronutrient formulation division of Safapac Holdings Ltd, has secured a £60,000 grant to help fund a multi-purpose pilot plant to support the scale up of its operation.
Camari Ltd has been awarded the funding to invest in a new pilot plant to enhance its volume processing capabilities from typical laboratory scale (1-5 litres) to manufacturing scale (5,000 Litres plus).
Camari has continued to grow thanks to a range of high-quality and sustainable crop yield enhancing products, developed with biological value and lower environmental impact in mind.
The new pilot plant will enable Camari to carefully scale up production to meet increased demand.
Camari will be working closely with parent firm Safapac, a leading contract manufacturer and packer of speciality chemicals.
Barry Cornett, managing director of parent company Safapac Holdings, said the grant is a real boost to the firm:
“It’s a huge opportunity for Camari. The firm has tremendous potential – this grant allows us to realise that potential and we are incredibly excited to see the business go from strength to strength.
“It’s also incredibly important specialist businesses like Camari are able to thrive in their local economies. Any city or town needs job diversity to attract top talent to the area and encourage those with the relevant skills to stay. This grant means Camari will continue to provide top quality skilled jobs and provide more opportunities for employment in the future.”
Martin Lutman (Agri-Tech Programme Manager) said: “With a focus on value and lower environmental impact, Camari Ltd demonstrates an ambitious and responsible industry mindset that challenges a more sustainable future for the creation and upscale of micronutrient formulations. We applaud their growth aims are pleased to be able to offer grant funding to support their growth needs.”
The Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative is run by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority with support from New Anglia LEP and the local authorities covering this area.
Grants are available to organisations looking to invest in specialist equipment, new market and supply chain development, ways to improve productivity and efficiency, and the application and commercialisation of Research and Development.