Crediton dairy has invested £2.2m in a new filling line for extended shelf life flavoured and functional milk drinks.

Capable of filling at a rate of 14,000 litres per hour, it was the fastest system in the UK, claimed Crediton, and would “provide a strong platform for the launch of a range of innovative new milk drinks planned over the next 18 months”.

Crediton was sold in a management buyout last year after Arla was required to sell it following its Milk Link merger.