Getting crafty with new truck

The new bulk blower truck.

The new bulk blower truck.

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Bridlington-based malt specialists Muntons, along with its haulier JR Hood Ltd, has just invested in a new bulk blower truck to cope with increasing demand for bulk malt deliveries from craft brewers.

The UK craft brewery industry has seen continued expansion, growing in number by 10 per cent over the past two years.

Guy Newsam, Muntons general manager for malt production, said: “We are seeing an increasing number of breweries switching to buying their malt in bulk to simplify handling as their brewing volumes increase.

“This not only saves them from having to manually handle the sacks but also simplifies storage and use within the brewery itself. It was a natural move for us to purchase the transport equipment needed to deliver our malt using this convenient pneumatic system.”