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Elite secures control deal at new distillery

the-macallan-distilleryWhisky company Edrington has awarded a software contract to Livingston-based Elite Control Systems for its new distillery and visitor centre for The Macallan whisky on Speyside. 

Architects Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners, designers of the Millennium Dome and Pompidou Centre, have been commissioned to design and build the facility which aims to be innovative and environmentally sound.

Edrington has commissioned Elite Control Systems to write the full process software control package to operate the plant and visitor centre, and provide ongoing support services.

Ewan McAllister, technical director for Elite, said: “It’s very exciting that a brand new distillery of this size, sophistication and calibre is being built in Scotland. 

“Clearly, Edrington are confident that we will deliver the large, complex system that this high profile facility demands. 

“It’s an honour to have been given this opportunity to contribute to what is certain to become a testament to the quality and craftsmanship of The Macallan brand, and an outstanding experience that will attract visitors from around the world.”

Initially, the control software will be simulated, tested and fully documented at Elite’s facility in Livingston to ensure a smooth commissioning period, with minimal programming required on-site.

Last year Elite helped Edrington improve efficiencies at a large tank farm located at its Great Western Road facility in Glasgow.

 



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