A Solihull animal bedding supplier has completed an extensive expansion after securing a £2.85 million funding package from Lloyds TSB Commercial Banking.
Established in 1980, Arden Wood Shavings is a leading provider of woodshavings and sawdust bedding for the poultry, equestrian and dairy industries.
The funding has allowed the company to build a new garage workshop to carry out maintenance on plant and machinery.
The business has also developed a nine acre storage facility near its production site on Kenilworth Road, Hampton-in-Arden, which will house its bales of woodshavings ahead of delivery.
The firm has 45 employees and is planning to introduce new machinery to its production line in the next six months.
Chris Stanford, managing director at Arden Wood Shavings, said: “We are one of the largest suppliers of animal bedding in the country, and it is essential that our machinery is maintained and in efficient working order at all times to enable us to meet customer demand.
“The garage workshop provides a dedicated environment for our team to complete essential maintenance on the machinery, whilst the separate storage area allows us to meet seasonal fluctuations in order volumes and supply product on a just in time basis as required by our customers.”