David was able to prove his value to Singleton Birch, and has now been taken on permanently as Process Improvement Coordinator, leading the development of the company’s engineering infrastructure.
Meanwhile, the KTP with the University of Hull has been extended, with a new graduate Associate, to continue with the project.
The company is now patenting the new technology, and has recently completed a £600,000 investment in a new research and development centre at its North Lincolnshire quarry, which will support the development of new lime-based products.
Dr Meyer says “We are now doing more and more research which has led to the building of our new, state-of-the-art centre. Our work has previously focused on testing and quality control but we are now focusing more on developing new products to support the various Singleton Birch businesses.”
“We exceeded our goal and now have a product that’s better than the competition. This is novel stuff and has opened up a whole new area for us.”
Dr Chris Meyer
Research & Development Manager