With over fifty years experience and a multitude of major projects under their belt, Edwards Engineering is fully equipped to handle complex projects, from concept to completion. Managing suppliers, tight timeframes and budgets is second nature to our team.

Independent bottling company, Broxburn Bottlers, has grown exponentially over the past decade and its blending and bottling facility has benefited from ongoing investment.

They have worked closely with Edwards Engineering on their latest upgrade and new Blend Centre at its Broxburn facility.

The challenge

Continuous growth over the past decade, as well as future plans to continue growing the business, meant that Broxburn’s site capacity and processing capability required upgrade and enhancement.

The solution

Edwards Engineering successfully managed the project incorporating tanker receivals, transfers and dispatch, large vats, and cask filling and disgorging, all delivered in parallel with a Bonded Warehouse development.

To meet the challenging deadline, Edwards Engineering undertook complete 3D engineering modelling of the structural, mechanical and process components of the project. This resulted in the majority of fabrication and preparation works being completed off-site and minimal on-site pipe and steel work, streamlining installation.

Having extensive knowledge and experience of working with the whisky industry alongside the team’s flexible and focused approach to delivering every brief down to the last detail, helped the project run smoothly. Edwards’ approach allowed the completed blend centre to go smoothly into production enabling the cask warehouses to be quickly utilised.

The outcome 

The client now has a new blend centre, with a high level of automation, to enable it to operate with minimum personnel and with streamlined processes. The additional vats Edwards installed also provide buffer capacity and flexibility to the wider site’s operation.