Millitec invests £1.2 million in new site in Derbyshire

Millitec Food Systems Ltd. designer and manufacturer of high care food processing machinery and robotics have taken over a 20,000 square foot site in Draycott, Derbyshire, with total investment of over £1.2 million.

Founded in 2005, Millitec is a world leader in the design and manufacture of food processing machinery including ultrasonic cutters, depositors, conveyors and specialist robotics, supplying to customers across the globe.

As a result of record sales and significant growth, Millitec scoured the area for a suitable commercial property, identifying Draycott as the ideal location for infrastructure, transport and employability. The move is expected to bring an additional 12 jobs to the area ranging from Mechanical Design Engineers, Machine Vision / Robotics Specialists and CNC Machinists.

Managing Director Richard Ledger said, “We’re thrilled to be moving to our all new site in Draycott. We have spent some time developing the site in line with our requirements for our ongoing expansion plans in the region. We have invested in the highest specification equipment including ultra-precise laser cutting machinery and an all new machining facility.

“This will allow us to grow rapidly across the next 3 years as we expand our range of machines and robotics for the food industry.

“I’m also pleased to be heading home, having grown up in the region.”

The new site boasts a dedicated design studio with state-of-the-art design equipment, 3D print studio, high-care robotics lab, clean room, CNC Machine shop, blast room and state of the art laser cutting machinery.

The investment was supported by the Invest in Derbyshire service.

The move will allow Millitec to treble its output and extend its ongoing R&D programme into energy efficient and time saving high-care robotics for the food processing industry.