FOOD Centre Wales has had a virtual tour created of the centre’s ‘Innovation and Manufacturing Hub’ to enable people to view the facilities remotely.

The centre at Horeb consists of extensive manufacturing facilities available for commercial hire. Over the last 20 years, many food and drink manufacturers in Wales and beyond have utilised the facilities to develop and trial new products.

The seven separate processing areas are all fitted to the highest standards and can be used to manufacture a wide range of products including dairy, meat, confectionary, vegetable and bakery. Storage space for chilled and frozen goods is also provided.

Unique to Wales, the centre also boasts four units which provide manufacturing facilities to help start-up companies take the first step towards increasing production and developing their businesses.

Innovative food businesses can hire these facilities for up to five years, which helps them to increase production and grow their businesses without having to outlay premises costs.

Cllr Gareth Lloyd, Ceredigion cabinet member for economic and community development, said, “We are very fortunate in Ceredigion to have such a space as Food Centre Wales.

“The technical facility is designed to allow food producers to manufacture products on a small industrial scale. For those near and further afield who would like to see the hub without travelling to Horeb, the virtual tour is an opportunity to see what the centre has to offer.”

You can access the tour on the Food Centre Wales website

Expert Food Technologists are on hand to assist in the use of all processing areas and equipment. They will help scale up recipes, train the use of the equipment and set processing conditions - all necessary for manufacture.

To coincide with Wales’ Festival of Innovation, Food Centre Wales will be holding an open Day on June 26. For more information call 01559 362230.