Town factory part of new merger


An Arbroath based confectionary machinery manufacturer has announced a merger which will make them the second biggest producer of machinery.

Ladco, based on the Kirkton Industrial Estate, are to merge with German company, Probat.

Stuart Anderson of Ladco said: “This is an excellent opportunity for the Arbroath factory to join with Probat to create a major machinery manufacturing group equipped to meet the demands of a very exciting global market for confectionery machinery.”

The combined group expects to achieve a £50 million turnover in the next two years.