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Kilwaughter Minerals ramps up focus on R&D

Building materials company Kilwaughter Minerals is extending their investment in R&D, to drive their core markets.

The £40m revenue business includes core brands K Rend, K Systems and Kilwaughter Lime.

The company has already made significant annual investment in production plants, most recently, the completion of a new business centre at its Kilwaughter HQ.

Organisational focus on longer term planning has allowed further investments in people, process and capability for its R&D function, adding new talent to drive strategic plans. These plans are aimed at upscaling business opportunities through the exploration of new technologies for construction and agriculture markets. The best of these technologies will be brought to market as part of the company’s next generation of products and solutions.

Building on existing R&D foundations, the new team includes Research scientists and experienced product development leadership. Kilwaughter Minerals’ head of R&D, Ross Savage says: “‘I’m really proud to welcome the changes and further focus on our R&D team, and we are excited to have such capable and enthusiastic new members join us as we continue to look for new ways to serve our customers.”

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Fiona Russell-Horne
Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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