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British Arkady Co

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British Arkady Co, maker of bread additive, of Old Trafford, Manchester

Dr RKD Arkady, of Mellon Institute, was sponsored by Ward Baking Co of America to improve the bread making process.

Experiments carried out at the Willesden factory of Joseph Baker and Sons showed that a certain combination of chemicals could enhance the action of yeast in bread.

1921 Production of the "bread improver" began at Willesden. A subsidiary company British Arkady Co was formed to exploit this development.

1923 Baker, Perkins reported that it had a substantial holding in the company

1925 Moved to Old Trafford, Manchester

1953 Baker, Perkins sold its remaining interests in the company to Ward Baking Co of America

1955 Expansion of business into whole mixes for institutional users

1967 Acquired substantial interest in the Tweedy Group, makers of the high speed mixer for the Chorleywood process.

1973 Became part of Archer Daniel Midland of USA[1].

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. ADM website [1]
  • History of British Arkady [2]