UM Molasses GB:
Designing blending facilities to maintain and develop a dynamic product range
As a partner business, UM Terminals has worked closely with UM Molasses GB over the last 30 years to successfully design and operate complex molasses blending facilities at our Portbury and Gladstone (Liverpool) terminals.
These blending facilities provide UM Molasses GB with the accuracy and flexibility to make a wide range of products to meet its customers’ needs across a diverse number of market sectors.
As importers and sellers of molasses products since 1912, UM Molasses GB has successfully grown its business to become the leading supplier of cane molasses products to the British agriculture sector. It supplies products into several other market sectors for use in applications such as fermentation, bioremediation and industrial binding.
Complex blending facillities
UM Molasses GB offers a range of molasses products developed specifically to meet the needs of its customers in their various market sectors. For the company to continue to formulate, blend, and supply its full product range to market, it is of great importance that they have daily access to the highest quality blending facilities. This allows them to accurately blend all its products including the more complex formulations.
Bespoke Mixer Plant
At Portbury, a bespoke Mixer Plant has been specifically designed and built by UM Terminals for the manufacture of UM Molasses GB’s range of bonded urea products. The highly complex design of this Mixer Plant allows the blending of Urea prills with molasses to produce the Nutrimaize range of farm products. This range of products has been scientifically proven to regulate the release of nitrogen during the first 24-48 hours after consumption by ruminants for better dietary protein utilisation.
Automated batch blending
More recently, in 2014, the UM Group made a substantial investment in the North of England with the installation of a modern molasses blending facility at UM Terminals’ Gladstone site. The facility, designed and operated by UM Terminals, features the automated batch blending of multiple products in four separate overhead tanks, where each ingredient is individually weighed in on to load cells to enable the production of highly accurate molasses blends.
Meeting customers’ needs
UM Terminals has worked closely with UM Molasses GB over the last 30 years to successfully design and operate complex molasses blending facilities at our Portbury and Gladstone (Liverpool) terminals.