Boston-area business to hold open day to mark £325,000-plus expansion

An agricultural business based near Boston is set to officially open its new production facility following a six-figure spend.
Scotts Precision Manufacturing, in Eastville.Scotts Precision Manufacturing, in Eastville.
Scotts Precision Manufacturing, in Eastville.

Scotts Precision Manufacturing, in Eastville, is inviting existing and potential customers and suppliers to have a look round its new 12,500 sq ft factory at an open event on Friday, February 28.

The company, a designer of vegetable harvesting machinery, has invested more than £325,000 in the project, which has seen it double the size of its manufacturing area.

With support from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Lindsey Action Zone LEADER Fund, Scotts has added new office space, storeroom, and paint shop to the site.

Another view of the site at Eastville.Another view of the site at Eastville.
Another view of the site at Eastville.

As well as showing people around the new factory and providing an overview of its product range, Scotts will also be treating visitors to a hog roast as it celebrates its 25th year in business.

“Over the last five years we’ve seen demand for our toppers and Evolution separator grow significantly,” said Derek Scott, managing director of Scotts. “We were struggling for space and extending the factory was the only way we could see us continuing to deliver machines on time.”

Toppers are used during the harvesting of potatoes to remove the haulm from the crop. The Evolution separator, meanwhile, is used to removes stones, clod, and loose soil from a wide range of vegetables.

Mr Scott continued: “It’s been really enjoyable to see the build develop and we’d like to thank the team at East Lindsey District Council and the LEADER grant for helping us turn our dreams into a reality.

“The new factory is really helping us and we’re pleased to say that orders continue to come in for both the toppers and the Evolution, which is fantastic. We’re looking forward to thanking our customers at the end of the month and showing them around our new home!”

If you would like to attend the company’s open day, email [email protected]