Graham's Dairies, based in Bridge of Allan, Scotland, has further expanded its operations. The business acquired Stevenson Dairy Farm this week in a move that consolidates its position as Scotland's largest family-owned dairy.
This is the 19th acquisition undertaken by Graham's Dairies in the past decade.
The move takes Graham's workforce to over 190, and the company believes that turnover will increase by £1 million to £18 million as a result of the acquisition.
Graham's Dairies believes that the Stevenson Dairies acquisition will allow the company to better service customers in mid and south Ayrshire.
The move follows a period of significant growth for the company. The Express Dairies Central Scotland business was acquired in November 2001, and expansion continued throughout 2002 with the acquisition of Deanhead Dairy, Inverkeithing, from David Wilson & Partners.
In addition, Graham's Dairies further strengthened its position in Edinburgh last year with the acquisition of Cockburn Farm Dairies, Balerno.
Graham's Dairies, established in 1939, is Scotland's largest independent dairy company. The company, which is now run by the third generation of Grahams, supplies over 70 million pints of milk and other dairy produce to wholesale customers.