OUR MISSION STATEMENT
The Wilson Resources Group is committed to provide goods and services which are ecologically sound and of low-carbon impact wherever possible, at the best quality and the best price, whilst striving to remain progressive and innovative.
At the age of 23, Robert Wilson bought his uncle’s flour, cereal and sugar merchant business, WJR Wilson. As well as upgrading the plant’s machinery to include a barley grinder, mixer and roller to enable him to deliver his goods by horse and cart, Robert (not content to overlook a business opportunity) used his return journey to carry salt back from the then Carrickfergus Salt Works at Minorca – this was the start of Wilson Salt!
Wilson Salt Limited separated from Robert Wilson & Son (Animal Feed compounders) and was established as a specialist distributor of commercial salt.
Wilson Feeds introduces computer-aided production.
Wilson Feeds created the first computer-controlled animal compound feed mill in Europe. The lean production techniques employed were ever more cost-effective and the company, in keeping with the family business culture was able to pass on lower process cost savings to Irish farmers.
Clinty Chemicals Limited was created in partnership with the Stevenson family, Ballymena to use a locally developed and unique process to produce inorganic water treatment chemicals (Better known as Ferric Aluminium sulphate, FAS). The process used to produce FAS demonstrated a dramatically reduced environmental and carbon impact than any of its main competitors and remains in production right up until the current day.
Wilson Salt began to develop graded sea salt products.
Clinty Regen introduced the recycling of Aerospace sector aluminium waste on a commercial scale to Europe.
Clinty Regen & Bombardier Aerospace were the recipient of the Green Apple Award for their efforts in reducing the carbon footprint & environmental impact within the UK Aerospace sector in the UK.
Wilson Salt introduced grinding and grading of sea salt, to supply graded product in different sizes and configurations to suit all customer applications.
Wilson Salt’s warehouse operation moved to new premises in Duncrue Street.
Wilson Resources Group installed two wind turbines to offset the Group’s electricity usage.
To further enhance our commitment to clean energy, two biomass boilers were commissioned at Clinty Chemicals and Clinty Regen.
Clinty Chemicals won a Gold Green Apple Award in partnership with Northern Irish Water and the RPS Group.
Clinty Chemicals was joint recipient of an Institute of Water Innovation award (Northern Ireland area) along with Northern Ireland Water, Lowry Building & Civil Engineering (LBCE) & RPS.
Photovoltaic cells will be installed on company roofs, where possible, to offset the use of bought in electricity by up to 50% for a cleaner, greener electricity policy.
We will also be conducting a comprehensive Group-wide carbon audit. Visit our sustainability page for more details.