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Distillery designer Allen Associates expands overseas

Scott Allen

Scott Allen: major milestone


A Scottish distillery designer has ramped up its international presence with a contract to create the largest malt whisky distillery in Australia.   

Stirling-based Allen Associates is working on Archie Rose Distilling Company’s new Botany facility.

It is a major milestone for Scotland’s largest distilled spirits chemical and process engineering consultancy and has led to it opening a dedicated office in Sydney. The office will act as a base for continued expansion in Australia and East Asia.

The firm has added to its international footprint with a recent contract win to provide design services to a bourbon distillery expansion in New York State.

The new contracts come on the back of a successful year which has seen the company win a raft of business at home and overseas, helping it to increase turnover by 50% to £1.9 million. 

It now has a presence in 17 countries with international projects accounting for 20% of turnover – an increase of 10% on the same period last year.  The consultancy has recruited two chemical engineers, boosting the headcount to 17.   

Managing director, Scott Allen, said: “Over the past few years we have looked to increase our international footprint and this has led to a significant number of new contracts. 

“Although the UK continues to be our principal market, there is no doubt our reputation is spreading rapidly across a number of international markets and we see this continuing to grow over the coming years as distilled spirits sales continue to increase worldwide.”

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