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Our History

Our History

Crediton Dairy Over the Years

Our dairy, located in the heart of the Devon market town of Crediton, was established on its present location in 1947. Originally processing fresh milk from local farms it began producing long life milk twenty-one years later.

Now, after significant development and investments, Crediton Dairy has earned its position as a highly efficient speciality milk drinks producer within the dairy industry.



Former Milk Link Executives Neil Kennedy and Tim Smiddy lead a management buy-out and establish Crediton Dairy.


A significant capital expenditure of £4.1 million is invested to increase production of added value fresh flavoured dairy drinks.


Crediton Dairy enters the handheld on-the-go sector of the dairy drinks market with a £2.5 million investment at the dairy which includes the installation of a state of the art high speed filler.


Crediton’s Moo range of fresh flavoured milks continue to perform strongly and the Moo Milk brand range expands to include a handheld 330ml format. Production of iced coffee begins with the launch of the Arctic Iced Coffee brand.

Within 12 months Crediton delivers over 5 million cartons of iced coffee across retailer own label and the Arctic Iced Coffee brand.
Further £12million investment to open a second filling hall to further enhance Crediton Dairy’s capabilities


Crediton Dairy embarked in its most ambitious plan to date: a £12M investment to build a second packing hall on the existing Crediton site. 


A second packaging hall housing state of the art packaging lines opened in 2021. The new lines extend Crediton Dairy’s capacity and capabilities across a variety of new packaging formats & sizes


Investment on site continues with the scoping of a new head office building and reception on site, plus investments to improve production efficiencies and support the sustainability plan.

If you’re a farmer who would like more information on supplying Crediton, please contact the Dairy