It’s been liquorice all the way here at BCH HQ after we have successfully completed phase one of our project with our friends from Darrell Lea over in Sydney Australia.

The overall project will see the most flexible and high capacity extrusion line in the world go into production, which will be capable of delivering a wider range of products to complement their already world famous portfolio.

This new project utilises the renowned BCH independent cooking and extrusion process that offers the widest range of product textures and profiles, compared to those offered by alternative and less efficient methods of liquorice and starch gel production.

The week of testing demonstrated the line’s excellent capability over solid, hollow, twisted, co-extruded and allsorts articles.

Operations Director Stuart Grogan commented, “This prestigious and complex project brief has of course had its challenges, but with excellent project team work, ethic, skills and experience from both teams working closely from  opposite sides of the planet, we were this week able to realise the first chapter of this journey with a solution that the entire workforce have contributed to, and should be immensely proud of.  We now look forward to the second phase being despatched in the very near future.”

Darrell Lea Operation Manager James Fulton’s feedback was, – “The guys at BCH have done an amazing job at pulling together such a large line with a tight deadline. It was great to see the teamwork in performing the factory test, with everyone focused on getting a positive outcome”.