Kent-based fruit growing and processing specialist Fourayes has secured a six-figure HSBC UK Equipment Finance facility, intended to support the purchase of new machinery. The firm is set to invest in new peeling, coring and seed-celling equipment for processing English Bramley apples.
Mark Lumsdon-Taylor, chief financial officer of Fourayes Farm: "We had previously leased our English Bramley apple peeling, coring and seed-celling equipment, but the HSBC UK Equipment Finance facility has given us the freedom to purchase and create a totally bespoke and unique unit to match our specific technology requirements.”
"We need the increased production capability due to a new growing method we have pioneered for the Bramley Apple, called close planting. Our company continues to enjoy substantial growth and the new equipment will not only further support our future business strategy but continue to ensure the best quality English Bramley apple products are available for customers across the UK and Europe."