Hillfarm Oils is to boost capacity by 50% to meet growing demand for cold-pressed oil.

The producer is installing four new ‘screw’ seed oil presses at its Suffolk farm to squeeze, rather than crush and grind, oil out of the seed. The family business will also create two new full-time roles once the machines are in full production.

“We have seen the demand for Hillfarm Oil in bottles [at retail] increase by more than 20% in the past year and we’re forecasting an increase of 30% to 40% over the next year,” said business manager Lawrence Frohn.

“We are putting more focus on looking after our independent retailers and breaking into new markets.”