Aldomak reaching for the sky

29 March 2023

Aldomak in Thornliebank goes green with new solar array installation

Aldomak, the Scottish confectionery company known for its handmade sweet treats, has taken a big step towards sustainable energy by installing a large solar array on its factory. The new solar installation will significantly reduce Aldomak's carbon footprint while helping to power its operations and is a welcome addition in these difficult trading times.


The solar array consists of hundreds of solar panels on the factory's roof, the panels harness the power of the sun to generate clean, renewable energy that can be used to power Aldomak's confectionery production. This move towards renewable energy is a significant investment at £120K, but is a demonstration of Aldomak's commitment to protecting the environment and reducing its carbon footprint.

"We are delighted to announce the installation of our new solar array," said Dario Riccomini, Managing Director of Aldomak. "As a family-owned business, we have always been conscious of our impact on the environment, and we are committed to making a positive difference. This new installation is an important step towards achieving our goal of becoming a more sustainable company."

Scottish Enterprise has been instrumental in advising and listening to our business issues, and our account manager pushed our case to help secure a business loan which has, in part, allowed us to move forward on this project, and help allay some of our current business pressures. Our local Business Gateway team in East Renfrewshire has also been very proactive with support and advice.

The solar array installation is just one of many initiatives that Aldomak has undertaken to reduce its environmental impact - implementing recycling to reduce its waste output, and switching to more environmentally friendly packaging materials.

"We believe that businesses have a responsibility to take care of the planet," said Riccomini

"We hope that our new solar array installation will inspire other companies to take similar steps towards a more sustainable future."

Aldomak's new solar array installation is a testament to its commitment to sustainability and the environment. By harnessing the power of the sun, Aldomak is reducing its carbon footprint and setting an example for other local businesses to follow.


For further information, please contact Marion MacCormick, Director, Aldomak, ‪1 Burnfield Ave, Giffnock, Glasgow G46 7TL.
T: ‪0141 637 0800