The Tofoo Co is set to expand its production capacity by 70% with the addition of a new soy milk cooker.
The cooker, which has been shipped from Japan, will enable the manufacturer to increase turnover from £14m to almost £20m per year by 2021, it said. It follows a surge in sales this year, spurred by both the high-profile Veganuary campaign and a sharp rise in demand during the coronavirus lockdown.
“We’ve run out of capacity pretty quickly,” said MD David Knibbs. “We had a great start to the year, sales were extremely strong well before the lockdown started and we just had to get some more capacity to meet consumer demand”.