Wilkin & Sons are well known for their wide range of high-quality jams and preserves, produced at the Tiptree site in Essex. Creating the steam to cook the jam in the Tiptree factory has been a challenge for over 130 years. The boilers introduced by Mr Arthur Charles Wilkin in 1911 used coal, they were later replaced by oil and now the latest installation in the new Energy Centre, which was unveiled by Peter Wilkin, is fuelled by gas. “The construction of the new Energy Centre, behind the jam factory, has been designed to minimise the fuel we burn and reduce emissions while maximising the savings we can make by: the introduction of solar panels, innovative LED lighting, heat recovery and ultra-efficient air compressors in the new centre,” said Chris Newenham joint managing director.
The new Energy Centre was unveiled in December 2018 by Peter Wilkin, Great Grandson of the founder of the business. Our Ipswich Branch Manager, Keith Augustus, was delighted to be invited to the grand opening. As Keith explained, “The heating and cooling for the office is provided by a Panasonic VRF system installed by us”.
It is good to celebrate this working partnership between two long-established family businesses in the local area. This new investment marks the start of the next exciting chapter of Wilkin & Sons business and highlights the continuing relationship with Adcock going forward.
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