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PM Group Wins 2016 CPD Employer of the Year Excellence Award from Engineers Ireland

Irish owned PM Group is the winner of the 2016 CPD Employer of the Year Excellence Award from Engineers Ireland. Based on their CPD accreditation report for this year, PM Group received the highest rating in Ireland for their programme.  The company’s Innovation in Action programme was highlighted as an important part of the accreditation.

Speaking about the award win, Dave Murphy, CEO of PM Group, said: “We are delighted to have won the CPD Employer of the Year Excellence Award from Engineers Ireland for 2016. As we are currently recruiting 500 graduates over 5 years, I am particularly happy that our graduate programme has been recognised as best-in-class as part of this award. We want employees to have fulfilling, exciting and challenging careers here in PM Group and we have found that our continuous professional development programme is an important tool to attract new employees. Our CPD programme offers real value to the company and to employees.”

“As a company we invested considerably in continuous professional development because we are at our best when we go beyond problem-solving and create a knowledge-sharing company. To build CPD into our everyday working lives, we changed our culture, created CPD champions, matched our CPD practises to our business strategy, and fostered a spirit of creativity throughout the company. I want to congratulate all of the team involved in the rollout of the CPD programme, and to thank all our PM Group staff who are committed every day to being the best in the industry.”

The structured programme offers huge benefits with a tailored programme for each employee offering regular lunchtime learning sessions, e-learning, and mentoring. The graduate programme is structured to include monthly training days, covering technical, communications and project management skills, and which also provides a placement abroad in one of PM Group’s offices, aligned to match their professional specialist area. The training aims to bring creativity and new ideas to PM Group’s work, sharing lessons learned across their markets in Ireland, the UK, Poland, Asia and the US.

Employees can also take part in the core management competency training and the senior management team can take a MsC in Executive Leadership as part of their tailored training.

To hear Una Healy, Group Training & Development Manager in PM Group, explain why the PM Group’s CPD Programme won this award, click here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5b0VvDpPDok&feature=youtu.be

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Total Solutions From CPM Wolverine Proctor

By Robin Holding, Commercial Director, CPM Wolverine Proctor Ltd

The humble potato is one of the most versatile and flexible root crops known to man – there are hundreds of varieties, all with differing skin colour, flavour and texture, and our ingenuity in terms of what we do with them seems to know no bounds.

The potato on its own can be baked or roasted, cut, sliced/diced or cubed and then boiled, fried or mashed to make something that can be eaten as a snack or as part of virtually any meal, at any time of the day or night. Then there are the derivative products such as potato powder, flake or starches which can be used as they are and mixed into doughs for further processing, or modified to take advantage of their unique properties – indeed, whole industries have sprung up around them, including for applications such as wallpaper paste.

Challenges

This presents a great challenge to the potato R & D teams and, further upstream, to the machinery manufacturers. Clearly, we need to work together to develop new processes and products to be able to satisfy consumer demand, but there can often be a trade-off between what is desirable and what is practical or cost-effective. This is where it is particularly important to develop an effective dialogue between the marketing, R & D and supplier’s engineering personnel, so that ideas can be explored, analysed and then discounted or pursued as appropriate.

CPM Wolverine Proctor Ltd., has been supplying processing machinery to the food industry since early last century and continues to do so on a global basis. We have manufacturing facilities in Europe and the USA and our customers are becoming progressively more reliant on us as a total solution supplier, partly because they have had to reduce their own engineering resources to remain competitive, but also because they value the depth of experience that we have built up over the years. We have product development facilities available in both the UK and USA and we encourage our customers to carry out secure lab trials when developing a new product with us. This can cover everything from extruded snacks to pre-dried fries, roast patties or baked chips.

Project Management and Engineering Resources

In order to meet demand, we have developed our project management and engineering resources, bringing in new design initiatives and process knowledge, allowing us to draw on experiences that may have come from unexpected applications in other industry sectors and enabling us to offer a truly turnkey supply. For all types of foodstuffs, we are able to offer complete plants based on batch or continuous cooking, forming, drying, baking, roasting and toasting. Our recent acquisition of TSA Griddle Systems now enables us to add another dimension to our overall capability with waffles and pancake systems.

cpmwolverine2november2016At the detailed engineering level, hygiene continues to be a major driving force when developing our design features, benefitting the potato processor in areas such as washdown, cleaning and drainage, minimising downtime and avoiding cross-contamination, energy wastage, etc.

Naturally, we do not profess to manufacture every machine that we supply, but by teaming up with other specialist machinery manufacturers and technologists, we can offer potato processors a “one-stop shop” for everything from raw material handling right through to finished product palletization, all managed by a dedicated project management team.

Preferred Machinery Supplier

Our continuing drive to be the preferred machinery supplier means that we are actively encouraging our customers to talk to us about what they like and dislike, listening to their ideas and identifying the priorities for their business. Only then can we hope to meet and exceed their expectations by supplying them with the optimum solution.

We are proud to be a major supplier to many of the most iconic potato processing companies around the world and we look forward to continued success with them, as well as with new players in the future, whatever their product lines might be, potato-based or otherwise.

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CSR Award For PM Group

PM Group, the International project delivery specialists, was delighted to receive the South Dublin Chamber CSR Award 2016 at a ceremony in Dublin recently.

“We were really pleased to be recognised for our contribution to the local community in South County Dublin. We tend to focus on two main areas – education and probono services – which is where we feel we can provide the greatest support. The opportunity to give something back to our community is something we all really value and are passionate about,” said Cathriona Fitzsimons, CSR Co-ordinator, PM Group.

For the past five years, PM Group has played an important role in Engineers Week for South Dublin, where attendance at local educational events has increased year on year and in 2015, over 2,000 local kids took part. PM Group is also a significant contributor to the Junior Achievement programme designed to encourage children to remain in education for longer and develop skills for a future in the workplace.

In 2013, PM Group began working with Tallaght Hospital providing probono architecture services and has completed two important respite areas for families, relatives and staff in the busy William Stokes Unit and Paediatric Emergency Department.

PM Group architects were delighted to be in a position to offer their expertise to support the local community in Killinarden by developing a scheme for a new clubhouse for local football club Sacred Heart; to a local adult education centre aiming to eliminate poverty through education, An Cosan; donations to local charities including Cheeverstown, St Vincent de Paul and Merrick House.

The South Dublin Chamber Awards is sponsored by South Dublin County Council, Google, Noel Group and AIB, amongst others.

To learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0stwtHqtQ0

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Pictured at the awards were:  Mayor Sarah Holland; Mayor Gus O’Connell; Cathriona Fitzsimons and Mags Dalton, PM Group receiving the South Dublin Chamber CSR Award from guest presenter Marty Whelan.

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Clegg Food Projects Commences 19th Project With Greggs

Clegg Food Projects is building on its relationship with Greggs with the start of its 19th project for the UK’s leading bakery food-on-the-go retailer. Having worked with the company for 15 years, Clegg Food Projects has started work on Greggs’ new distribution centre project in Enfield. The development will improve efficiency and increase capacity for delivery to its stores in the south.

This year will also see the completion of Clegg Food Project’s 18th contract with the food-on-the-go retailer at their Centre of Excellence for savouries in Newcastle upon Tyne. Clegg Food Projects is currently coordinating and managing the design and installation of more efficient refrigeration equipment. The project, which has been developed in partnership with the Greggs team, includes the replacement of equipment and pipe work as well as an extension to the facilities, and is due for completion late summer 2016.

Business development director at Clegg Food Projects, John Moxon, says: “Our first ever project with Greggs was back in 2001and since then we have supported the company with projects across the UK, from Scotland to South Wales. The new distribution centre at Enfield is a significant project for us and we are working closely with Greggs to alter and refurbish the site to meet their specific needs. It’s great to be back working together.”

Clegg Food Projects provides design, engineering and construction for the food industry. For more information about Clegg Food Projects visit www.cleggfoodprojects.co.uk.

 

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TMDP LLP – Dedicated to the Food and Drink Processing Industry

MartinDesign2June2016TMDP LLP is a full service architectural design and property management agency working with, and retained by some of the largest food and drink processing companies across the UK.

With the ability to recognise and react to the demanding timescales and complex programming inherent in processing plant projects, TMDP LLP are able to offer outstanding value for money, innovative design and exceptional construction and maintenance solutions to the UK’s food and drinks processing industry.

TMDP LLP’s breadth of experience means they can deliver all types of projects within this sector, from new build, refurbishment and complete redevelopment to silo construction, plant room fit-out and production line design and installation.

By working closely with clients at every stage, TMDP LLP are able to understand and implement exactly what is required to ensure operational efficiencies and effectiveness. TMDP LLP also understand that down-time and production line disruption is critical and as such, a comprehensive programme of works is agreed at the outset of a project and rigorously maintained throughout its duration.

TMDP LLP’s track record speaks for itself and their blue-chip client base is testament to the company’s abilities and dedication to the food and drink processing industry.

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New Offering For Growing Irish Food and Drinks Industry

Leading architecture practice HLM, with offices in Belfast, is working in partnership with specialist food and drink design practice, Fusion Design, to create HLM Fusion. The new venture combines Fusion’s specialist knowledge within the food and drinks industry with HLM’s high quality architectural designs to offer innovative solutions for the burgeoning industry in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

As a combined team, HLM Fusion provides specialist services to the food and drinks industry including strategic planning, production analysis, building design and production flows.  It also offers assistance with national and EC legislation compliance, grant and funding assessments, and applications and feasibility studies.

The service is available across HLM’s six offices in London, Sheffield, Glasgow, Belfast, Cardiff, and Plymouth and internationally, through the company’s offices in Johannesburg and Abu Dhabi.

The food and drinks industry is Northern Ireland’s biggest manufacturing sector, generating £4.5 billion to the economy last year. Similarly, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) currently reports the agri-food sector in the Republic of Ireland contributes a value of €24 billion to the national economy and accounts for almost 10% of employment.

Karl Ruddle, who heads up HLM in Ireland, comments: “In the last two decades, the food and drinks industry in the UK and Ireland has changed dramatically, with international competition, stringent legislation and food hygiene standards inflating the cost of food production. In response to this shift, HLM and Fusion recognised the need for a single service offering expert advice to help food and drink companies to navigate the changing requirements of the landscape, whilst delivering cutting edge design.”

He adds: “As Northern Ireland plays host to the Year of Food and Drink in 2016, we have seen a recent sharp increase in expansion projects and exports, supported by initiatives such as the Agri-Food Strategy Board’s strategic action plan to support the industry in Northern Ireland. It’s an exciting time to launch HLM Fusion as a complete design service for this evidently growing industry.”

Des Gallagher, head of Fusion Design, says: “With over 25 years specialist design experience in the food and drinks industry and a demonstrable track record in delivering high quality, specialist and state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, we are delighted to work with HLM to expand our combined offering.”

HLM Fusion has recently been retained by Kerry Foods to further develop its state–of-the-art facilities in Enniskillen. Previously completed work includes a new industrial bakery facility and cold-store for Milish Foods at its Citywest Development in Dublin. The project delivered an innovative facility to accommodate production and storage facilities, from concept through to a fully operational site.

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Karl Ruddle (left) and Des Gallagher.

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PM Group Appoints a New Non-Executive Director

Fred Barry has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Project Management Holdings (PM Group), the Irish headquartered international project delivery specialists.

Fred has over 30 years’ experience in senior leadership positions in the public and private sectors. He is the former Chief Executive of the National Roads Authority (NRA) in Ireland and a former Group Managing Director for the UK and Ireland with the international engineering firm, Jacobs.  Fred is also a former Chairman of the Conference of European Road Directors, and Director of the National Development Finance Agency (NDFA).

Fred Barry.

Fred Barry.

During his career, Fred has worked on major infrastructural and industrial projects in Africa, the Middle East, Canada and the USA. He has also published extensively on the topic.

Announcing the appointment, PM Group Chairman Dan Flinter said: “I am very pleased to welcome Fred to the PM Group board. Fred is another high calibre addition to our board bringing deep sectorial and international experience, which I am confident will be invaluable in supporting the Groups’ future development especially in international markets.”

Fred is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of Engineers Ireland and of the Irish Academy of Engineering. He is also a Member of the Institute of Arbitrators, has qualified as a Barrister and is an IPMA ‘A’ Project Director.

PM Group operates across Europe, the USA and Asia with a 42 year track record in project management, process design, facility design and construction management for leading multinational companies.

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PM Group Reports Solid Results For 2014

PM Group, the international project delivery specialists headquartered in Ireland, has reported operating profit of €8.97 million for the year ended 31st December 2014. This is an improvement of 24% on the prior year resulting from improved trading activity across all business locations. Turnover in the year was €349.5 million broadly in line with 2013. Pre-tax profits recorded a decrease of 8% to €8.88 million reflecting once off exceptional gains in 2013. Net assets at 31st December 2014 were €49 million.

Chief Executive Officer Dave Murphy comments: “We’ve seen solid revenue growth in key sectors which has driven profitability right across the Group. Almost 60% of our business is now generated outside of Ireland. We booked €135 million in new work orders in 2014 and have had a strong first half year in 2015 on the back of the high level of booked work coming into the year.

Dave Murphy continues: “The Irish market performed strongly in 2014 with revenue well ahead of the prior year, and the UK has also been a significant contributor to our overall profit growth. We benefitted from large-scale FDI into Ireland by the global pharmaceutical industry in 2014, in particular by new entrants, and have been able to capitalise on our specialist pharmaceutical expertise in delivering high-tech projects in a number of locations. We remain positive about future growth opportunities across our sectors. As a direct result of the relaxing of dairy quotas, we also delivered several new infant nutritional projects across Europe; including in Ireland, the UK, Holland and Germany. The global expansion of the data centre industry continues to be an area of strong growth and we see further new opportunities with our key clients in this sector.”

PM Group Chairman, Dan Flinter says: “The Board is very pleased with the results for 2014 and the strength of our project pipeline has enabled us to attract great talent particularly in the area of design and construction. We need to ensure that talent is developed and nurtured, particularly in Ireland, as the global recovery strengthens and the battle for talent intensifies. This will drive continued investment in people and systems as we look to strengthen our 2,100 strong team over the course of 2015.”

PM Group operates across Europe, the USA and Asia with a 43 year track record in project management, process design, facility design and construction management for leading multinational companies.

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Pictured (left to right): Dan Flinter, Chairman of PM Group; Dave Murphy, Chief Executive Officer of PM Group; and Larry Westman, Chief Financial Officer of PM Group.

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PM Group Awarded ‘Project Construction Management Firm of the Year’ at the Irish Building and Design Awards

PM Group were named as Project/ Construction Management Firm of the Year at the Irish Building and Design Awards 2015. The award recognises an outstanding year for PM Group and in particular the Construction Services department who have had a record year.

Colm Fitzgerald, Group Head of Construction Services, comments: “2014 was a really busy year and at our peak we were managing 46 complex construction projects across 15 countries. We are delighted to receive this award recognising the success of our team in delivering these projects and to such a consistent high standard. This achievement was made possible only through the professionalism and dedication of our people – regardless of location. By not standing still, we have succeeded in broadening our capability and further developing our world class construction services team.”

The Irish Building and Design Awards recognise and acknowledge the best in Ireland’s Building & Design projects over the last 12 months. With over 300 representatives in attendance from the fields of architecture, engineering, construction and design, the awards acknowledge the best in construction and design, and recognise excellence and innovation in Ireland’s building and design sectors.

For more information on the awards you can visit – http://www.commercialmediagroup.ie/buildingawards2015/winners2015.html

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Pictured is Givaudan’s 12,000 sq m world-class manufacturing facility which PM Group provided full EPCM services for. The US$50 million plant is Givaudan’s first flavours facility outside of Shanghai and its largest investment in China since 2006.

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Glanbia Ingredients Ireland Belview – A Fast-track Project Delivered on Budget on Time

In three years Glanbia Ingredients Ireland’s Belview facility has literally come from a green field in County Kilkenny to a world class 24,000 sq m dairy plant built to infant formula standard. The largest single capital investment (€180 million) in Ireland by an indigenous Irish company, Belview was designed and project managed by PM Group to process up to three million litres of milk per day into a range of specialised milk powders and nutritional ingredients to meet the demands of multi-nationals in infant formula and other industries around the world.

PM Group began the project in 2011 initially working on the concept design and site selection and continuing through planning applications, IPPC licence application, full engineering design, procurement, construction management, commissioning and start up assistance to deliver first milk in December 2014.

PMGroupGlanbia3Projects of this size inevitably pose many challenges around design, safety co-ordination, scheduling, cost control and quality.

Substantial Design Co-ordination

This type of complex process driven design project required substantial design co-ordination between the various engineering disciplines and the process (GEA) and utility contractors. The main feature of the site is a tower in excess of 40 metres, housing two large spray dryers. PM Group used the latest 3D modelling design tools to design a fully integrated facility.

A fast track Construction Management approach was implemented starting with an enabling works contractor appointed in May 2013. Multiple other trade contractor appointments followed, culminating in the plant being ready to receive first milk in December 2014 on schedule. The construction management approach combined with strong cost management throughout the design and build ensured the facility was delivered on time and within budget.

Construction Safety

PMGroupGlanbia1According to John Harte, PM Group’s Project Manager: “Construction safety was paramount at all times with a peak of 785 workers on site and over 1.5 million construction manhours executed in total. In excess of three thousand people received safety induction training on site during the course of the project.”

GMP is a particular focus for a facility of this size which featured 300,000 cu m of excavations, 40,000 tonnes of concrete, 35,000m of pipe, 536km of cable, 10,000 sq m of ducting and 1,180 instruments and all installed to the highest standards.

“The Glanbia Ingredients Ireland Belview project had quite an impact on our dedicated food engineering team. We have extensive experience in the design and build of major dairy and infant nutrition projects in Europe and Asia. But to complete such a world class project close to our HQ was a fantastic experience,” says Tom Waters, Food Sector Director at PM Group.

For further information visit PM Group at www.pmgroup-global.com.

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Turnkey Distillation Project Services From Forsyths

Forsyths Ltd has had a long association with Chivas Brothers Ltd going back over 40 years, and previously with the Glenlivet Group for over 100 years.

During that time much renovation, rebuilding and expansion work has taken place at the various group distilleries. Most notably, the significant expansion of the Glenlivet Distillery five years ago and in 2013/14 the rebuilding of the old Imperial Distillery now renamed “Dalmunach Distillery” after the main water source.

Forsyths has grown significantly in the last twenty years, not only in the traditional Scotch whisky industry, but also in the design and build of Turnkey Distillery projects on a worldwide basis for the manufacturing of whisky, bourbon, rum, tequila, gin, vodka and of course malt whisky.

Forsyths in Rothes, MorayIronically Forsyths has worked at the old Imperial Distillery for over 50 years carrying out various repairs and replacements for the old owners, Scottish Malt Distillers (now Diageo). In the early 1990’s the distillery was extensively renovated by the new owners Allied Domecq, Forsyths was heavily involved in the restoration of copper work, boiler house, tankage and pipework throughout. This plant was again mothballed in 1998 and remained in that state even after the purchase of Allied Domecq by Pernod Ricard in 2005.

The site was always well suited for a distillery with a good water source and Forsyths was delighted to be involved when Chivas announced the building of a new distillery and commissioned Forsyths to build eight new Copper Pot Stills with all auxiliary equipment. These Forsyths designed and manufactured replicating the original shapes and contours of the old stills.

This beautiful new still house can produce 10 million litres of alcohol/year of good quality spirit.

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Flavours Creating New Markets

By Collette Gill, PM Group

Since ancient times – the Egyptians used herbs and spices in their food to improve taste.  Flavours are typically added to all sorts of foodstuffs and consumer products from snack foods, ready meals and beverages to consumer health products such as toothpaste.

The flavours market today is estimated at Eur9 billion and growing at a rate of 5.3% per annum from now till 2018 according to a recent MarketsandMarkets report. The global market is led by North America followed by Asia-Pacific and Europe. Growing demand for flavours and in particular natural flavours in developing countries sees Asia-Pacific now as the fastest growing market. Globally the industry is represented by the International Organisation of the Flavouring Industry (IOFI) based in Switzerland.

Regulation (EC) No. 1334/2008 governs the manufacture and use of flavours in Europe today. The list of flavours in the regulation includes over 2,500 substances. This regulation is still being implemented on a phased basis. According to the European Flavour Association (EFFA) the flavour industry inEuropeemploys 10,000 people in 300 companies and many of these are represented by EFFA.

Recognised leaders in the global flavours industry are Givaudan, IFF, Firmenich, and Symrise that combined represent in the order of 55% of the international flavours manufacturing market. Growth is coming from emerging markets such as Brazil, India, China, Indonesia and Turkey which is reflected in the current investment in these countries by the main players and others within the industry segment.

Market Developments

Beverages still dominate the flavours market with dairy on the increase primarily due to innovation and also cross-over that is being witnessed between juices and dairy, and in addition the westernisation of consumers in Asia but in particular throughout parts of China.

Health and wellness is a key driver for flavour manufacturing companies today with more emphasis via end-users (their customers) on natural products. Consumers in a health-conscious space typically want less salt, less sugar but still want to keep those tastes that they love.

There is a move away from producing commodity flavours to developing specific flavours in response to client requirements. A direct reaction to this is the growth of specialised R&D type facilities, which are constructed to develop new products and customised flavours. As a result there is an increasing requirement for more flexible supply chains able to make a wider range of batch sizes (in the order of 50kg batches and up to approximately 3 tonnes) but manufactured to the same high quality standards.

With business growth, there is likewise a focused regional development of Greenfield and Brownfield manufacturing facility projects. Capital values range from Eur20 million to Eur150 million, with production/distribution space footprints of 4,000 sq m to 20,000 sq m. Market location is often a key consideration in the decision making process for site selection.

Trends

Three trends common to many food manufacturers today are also prevalent in the flavour industry, namely the growth of emerging markets, the need for greater traceability and finally a supply chain that stands up to the most stringent requirements of audit bodies such as ISO (International Organization for Standardization), AIB International (American Institute of Baking) and BRC (British Retail Consortium).

As flavours can be produced in a variety of formats (liquid, powder or pellet) there are a range of process technologies employed that are matched to the raw ingredients and desired final product. Traditional processes include Powder Blending, Liquid Compounding / Emulsions, Spray Drying and represent approximately 70% of the manufacturing capacities with the remainder typically produced via Distillation type process streams. In recent times this range has also extended to Fermentation and Extraction technologies.

Design Challenges

The nature of process technologies used and the wide range of products manufactured at a flavour production facility present a particular set of design challenges. The HVAC and odour extract and abatement systems are critical to meet GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) and EHS (Environmental Health & Safety) targets for the facilities. Most of the processes release odours and due to the sensitive nature of the final products these odours can easily cause cross contamination.  Also the odours must be contained to provide a safe working environment and emissions reduced to within licensed levels.

Givaudan’s new facility in China.

It goes without saying that any facility that must produce a large range of products and order sizes must also focus very carefully on material and personnel flows to deliver a lean design that minimises the operating cost of the facility. Care must also be taken to reduce handling of sensitive ingredients, intermediates and final products to maintain high quality standards of finished products.

The flavour industry with its combination of growth potential, innovation and diversity of products is certainly an exciting area to be involved in. As flavour manufacturers react to market place demands, the challenges on design production facilities will increase.  An important ingredient to meeting these challenges is a deep and experienced understanding of the needs of the flavour industry in providing tailor made solutions as existing and future project potential is created.

Collette Gill is Deputy Food Sector Head, PM Group, the ENR Top 5 ranked international food engineering specialists.

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Project Management For the Food Processing Industry

Specialising in design, build, project management and consultancy, FEG Ltd prides itself in problem solving and generating cost savings for its clients.

With a client roster reading like a Who’s Who of major manufacturers, including United Biscuits (McVities & Jacobs), Kerry Ingredients & Flavours, General Mills, Allied Bakeries, Pennine Foods, and Calder Foods, FEG Ltd brings extensive knowledge and experience to every project it delivers.

Typically, customers know what they’re looking for because they have identified their business needs or opportunity, but they need to call on the experience of FEG to formulate their objectives, develop the scope and specifications, assemble the project team and deliver the results. In some cases the company will supply a project manager to work from the client’s offices, but major projects, such as a recent £3 million project to install a new production facility, are taken on as a complete service from feasibility to handover, with FEG providing skilled staff such as electrical and mechanical design engineers.

What sets FEG apart is the combination of experience, education and skills that many customers don’t have in-house. Chris Williams, managing director at FEG, says: “This allows us to offer our clients a ‘cradle to grave’ service including CE Marking, CDM Coordinator, Electrical and Control Design, Mechanical Design (2D & 3D), Commissioning and Training Plans, and Planned Maintenance Schedules.”

Many clients need their resources focused on the day to day running of their existing facilities ensuring their production targets are achieved. Running projects and conducting feasibility studies can be a distraction from their key objectives. FEG ensure focus is given to any project and give a single point of accountability.

FEG’s managers and engineers are experienced in moving facilities and setting up new ones in the UK, Europe and South America. The company is presently working with UKTI to explore more international markets.

Chris Williams adds: “Many of our customers are repeat customers, we don’t just provide one service to customers, they use us again and again. If you help solve their problems, then they’re going to call you up again.”

For further information contact FEG Ltd on Tel 0191 4046830, Email info@feg-global.com, or visit www.feg-global.com.

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TSL Projects – ‘A Refreshing Approach to Construction’

TSL Projects is a premier design, engineering and construction specialist delivering first-class results in new build, refurbishment, fit-out and extension projects in the food and drink sectors throughout the UK and Ireland.

A repeat business level of 80% means TSL exceeds expectations by consistently delivering projects within programme and budget, which is crucial when clients have committed to dates and capex levels.

Adherence to strict Safety, Quality and Environmental standards is interwoven through all TSL’s activities resulting in the company’s RoSPA Gold award, SafeContractor accreditation and full UKAS accreditation to H&S BS OHSAS 18001:2007, Environmental ISO 14001:2004 and Quality ISO 9001:2008.

TSL’s design and engineering skills include Architectural, Mechanical, Electrical, Controls, Instrumentation, Civil, Structural, Steel Detailing and Process, so TSL takes a project from initial sketched thoughts, through planning to detailed design, construction and commissioning.

TSL’s recent clients include Tesco, Samworth Brothers, Unilever, Andros, British Sugar, English Provender Company, TMI Foods, Walkers Snack Foods, and Jersey Dairy.

TSL brings a fresh approach to project delivery, working collaboratively with clients in an open, inclusive, predictable and non-contractual way is at the heart of TSL’s success in short, a philosophy of ‘Start Right – Stay Right’.

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Chalcroft – Your Construction Partner

Chalcroft understands the exacting demands of the food and drink industry and with a background of 35 years, has vast experience of working in high-care environments with minimum disruption to production. Chalcroft’s portfolio includes new build of multi-million pound production facilities, chill and cold-stores, phased extensions to existing premises and refurbishment. Chalcroft works collaboratively with clients to provide bespoke solutions for a diverse range of construction needs.

Chalcroft’s specialist team includes personnel with a background of working in the food and drink industry first hand and the company has built up an enviable reputation within this sector, taking a long-term approach to contribute to an efficient workflow and offering value engineered solutions for its clients.

Chalcroft’s expertise in high-care environments also extends to its Small Works team. The company’s own highly skilled tradesmen handle maintenance, modification and refurbishment projects, from resin flooring to stainless steel installation, a simple yard repair to the construction of a small building.

Chalcroft enjoys successful relationships with prestigious brands and its excellent reputation for quality and reliability has resulted in the majority of its projects deriving from repeat business, or from recommendation from satisfied clients.

It is Chalcroft’s mission to become your construction partner of choice. For further information contact Chalcroft on Tel 0044 (1)553 776543, Email tessmorley@chalcroft.co.uk.

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Maceo Design & Management Provides Excellent Service in Project Delivery

Maceo Design & Management Ltd is a design driven, multidisciplinary Engineering and Project Management Company, which specialises in the delivery of projects of all sizes and complexities within the food industry throughout the UK, Ireland and overseas.

From Internal refurbishments of existing buildings, GMP upgrades and intricate bespoke design solutions, through to complete engineering procurement and construction management (EPCM) of green or brownfield sites, Maceo Design & Management has the team and the capabilities to successfully deliver, from the simplest to the most complex of projects efficiently and cost effectively.

The senior management have been involved in aspects of the industry for over twenty five years, beginning their collaboration fifteen years ago leading to the formation of Maceo in 2002. Since then Maceo has established and developed a stable multi skilled and fully integrated team which has enable the organisation to foster and maintain excellent working relationships with some of the most recognisable names in the industry.

Understanding client business objectives and process criticality is core to Maceo’s project approach, which is embodied in the three key stages of successful project completion:

* Define

* Design

* Deliver.

This approach places great importance on accurate early stage planning and definition followed by innovative detailed design leading to efficient and controlled project delivery. From bakeries to liquid milk, soft drinks to convenience foods, Maceo has the experience, expertise and resources to deliver to client expectations and requirements.

Maceo Design & Management’s services include:

* Project Management

* Feasibility Studies

* Integrated Engineering Design

* Building layout design

* Process Design

* Civil, Structural Engineering design

* Building Services & Electrical Design

* 3D Visualisations & Animations

* Construction Management.

From its bases in the UK and Ireland, Maceo Design & Management continues to grow its client base throughout existing markets and into new, and strives to continue to provide excellent service in project delivery to clients.

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