Kilwaughter, the new home of G-Lime

Kilwaughter Chemicals' Operations Manager, Graeme Bennett kept everyone interested in the processes undertaken to ensure the production of quality granulated lime.

Kilwaughter Chemicals' Operations Manager, Graeme Bennett kept everyone interested in the processes undertaken to ensure the production of quality granulated lime.

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With a warm welcome from both the weather and the third generation of Kilwaughter Chemical Company, Simon McDowell, a visit to the new G-Lime plant in Larne proved to be a huge success.

As Simon began his overview of the business to the group of merchants and Thompsons’ sales team, he explained that since its acquisition in July 2012, 15% of the Kilwaughter quarry is dedicated to the production of limestone and minerals, which is readily available as G-Lime through their trading partner John Thompson
and Sons.

Kilwaughter Chemical Companys' Managing Director Simon McDowell and Thompsons' Sam Rooney await the arrival of merchants  for their opportunity to view the production of granulated lime at Kilwaughter.

Kilwaughter Chemical Companys' Managing Director Simon McDowell and Thompsons' Sam Rooney await the arrival of merchants for their opportunity to view the production of granulated lime at Kilwaughter.

Thompsons’ Sam Rooney completed the opening by explaining how G-Lime continued to be a unique, fast acting soil conditioner which would manage soil pH and fertility while optimising crop and grass performance.

Using Kilwaughter’s strict testing procedure, Sam explained how the quality control of granule size and moisture levels ensure that G-Lime can be spread effectively using a conventional fertiliser spreader in fields where stock are still present.

From their inception in 1939 Kilwaughter quarry has remained a family business, which has now become a leading supplier to agricultural industries throughout the UK.

Adhering to and achieving many ISO and environmental accreditations has ensured that Kilwaughter Chemicals can be innovative, but remain respectful of the environmental impact of their business.

This mind set runs through the company and can be seen in their attitude to customer service and the great working relations between the manufacturing side of the business and the ‘office based’ team.

Many thanks must be given to the team at Kilwaughter Chemical Company Limited that ensured the smooth running of the visit to the Larne site.

To find out how you can benefit from spreading G-Lime on your land, contact your local Thompsons representative or phone 028 9035 1321.