Solution required for space constraints hampering production
The client had plans to grow their business but was constrained by storage space, production bottlenecks and chilled and frozen storage capacity. In addition, it was essential production could not be interrupted for major works.
A phased expansion plan for a food factory extension
We first undertook a feasibility study to detail the constraints against plan. From this we designed a phased expansion that addressed the issues in order of priority and importantly, could be undertaken as standalone projects over time spreading the financial impact.
This allowed significant enabling works and the phase one build to happen outside the existing production area, minimising disruption.
Phase one works involved extending into an adjacent factory unit and included civil works to the existing floors, drains and dividing walls. It also comprised installation of new lighting, hygienic kerbs and walls, the relocation of existing refrigeration equipment and the supply and installation of a FEG-designed packing conveyor with packing stations and storage trolleys.
20% increase in production output
Following completion of phase 1, our client has seen a 20% increase in production output for the same working hours. They have also increased chilled product and packing material storage with improved workflow.