FDBusiness.com

Endoline Machinery helps bakery reach gold production standard

 Breaking News
  • Florette Further Expands its UK Business In line with its strategy to be a major player within the UK fresh produce category, Florette UK & Ireland (part of the French Agrial group) has acquired the Wigan site of MyFresh Prepared Produce, a producer of a wide range of salad and vegetable products. MyFresh, Wigan, which employs almost 300 people and was [...]...
  • FrieslandCampina Simplifies its Organisation Royal FrieslandCampina intends to simplify its organizational structure into four to be set up global business groups – Consumer Dairy, Specialised Nutrition, Ingredients and Basic Dairy. A less complex structure will enable FrieslandCampina to more decisively respond to the market developments and to innovate better with respect to strategic priorities. The objective of the new [...]...
  • Heineken’s Acquisition of Punch is Cleared The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has accepted proposals by Heineken to resolve concerns over its £402.7 million acquisition of Punch Taverns, one of the UK’s largest leased pub companies, with a portfolio of more than 3,500 pubs nationwide. In June, the CMA said that Heineken’s proposed purchase of part of the Punch Taverns estate [...]...
  • Changing Consumer Tastes Drive Long-term Global Sugar Market Slowdown The consumers’ shift away from sugar consumption is an important driver behind significant changes in the food and beverage industry. These changes will have long-term ramifications, including a likely slowdown in the worldwide sugar market, according to the latest report of Rabobank ‘Sweetness and Lite’. A combination of changing preferences, product reformulations and government pressure have [...]...
  • How is the Rise of E-Commerce Changing the Role of Physical Stores? The rise of the internet has allowed retailers to directly connect with consumers from beyond the physical store revolutionising the competitive space more than ever. The world recently saw the acquisition of Amazon and Whole Foods which sent shock waves through the retail industry. This unforeseen merger has put retailers under pressure more than ever [...]...
  • SPX FLOW Appoints Pierre Sbabo as Vice President, Food and Beverage in EMEA SPX FLOW has announced the appointment of Pierre Sbabo as the Vice President of its Food and Beverage business in EMEA. He comes from a strong background in the water and process technology markets with truly international experience. With a Master’s Degree in Marketing and International Business from ESC Chambery, Sbabo has worked for global leaders [...]...

Endoline Machinery helps bakery reach gold production standard

January 11
10:38 2016

Endoline-Machinery_Speciality-BreadsSpeciality Breads has recently opened a £3 million state of the art factory on the back of their Olympic 2012 success.

Endoline Machinery has helped Speciality Breads reach gold production standard with fully automated turnkey packaging line – with an output of 1,000 cases/day.

The baker and supplier of artisan breads produce over 100 different types of handmade breads, from focaccias to brioche and ciabattas, at their Margate based production plant. After winning the bakery contract to supply bread and rolls to the Olympic team in 2012, demand for their produce has grown with annual sales increasing by 30% over the last 3 years. As a direct result Speciality Breads has recently opened a second 3,000 square metre site, just minutes away from the original bakery which opened almost 20 years ago.

Flying the flag for British Manufacturers and suppliers, including only using Red Tractor certified flour, Speciality Breads employed the expertise of end of line system expert Endoline Machinery to install a state of the art high speed packaging line. Endoline, who design and manufacture all of their systems from their Bedfordshire based factory, installed and integrated additional supplier equipment into the fully automated packing line – at a speed of 8 cases per minute.

Speciality Breads freshly bake a daily supply of 20 different lines of artisan breads which are immediately frozen and packed to be distributed to the UK’s leading bars, pubs, cafes, restaurants, hotels and caterers via the many wholesalers they supply across the UK.

Once frozen the loaves and rolls are immediately packed onto crates and transported to the packing station. At the start of the line a fully automatic Endoline case erector forms the Speciality Breads cases which are then fed down to a Pattyn bag inserter machine, which has been integrated into the line to insert a bag into each formed case.

The formed, and securely lined, cases are then transported via an inclined automated conveyor system to four packing stations where manual operators take an empty box down from head height, pack the frozen unpackaged product inside, before placing onto a lower conveyor.

James Saywell, Endoline’s Southern Sales Manager, comments: “As the boxes running along the first conveyor were empty and therefore light we built this system on an incline to run at head level for the packers to ensure it was ergonomically friendly and also to make the packing process as swift as possible.” The second, lower conveyor line runs the filled boxes straight through to the Endoline case sealer to deliver a professionally sealed box. Endoline project managed the entire line and integrated an existing labeller and metal detector into the end of the conveyor. The boxes are then immediately transported back to a storage freezer to ensure they remain at an ambient temperature before being palletised and transported to customers.

“A case can be formed filled, sealed and checked within 1 minute” explains James, “this ensures that the product remains at its frozen temperature so, while packing is efficient, it is done in a timely manner to preserve quality.”

MD Peter Millen explains how the new facility is the final piece of the puzzle to ensure the company has everything it needs to continue to move forward: “With the UK foodservice sector as vibrant and diverse as it is and interest in our breads going through the roof, this new site was vital for us in order to keep up with demand and continue to grow. Our new facility and the automated Endoline packing line give us the high-spec packaging plant I envisaged and it offers Speciality Breads scope for future growth.”

Endoline Machinery was founded in 1981 and over the last 30 years the company has established itself as one of the leading international manufacturers of end-of-line packaging machines and systems.

About Author

admin

admin

Related Articles



Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • September 11, 2017drinktec
  • September 13, 2017FI Asia
  • September 19, 2017PROCESS EXPO 2017
  • September 22, 2017Global Summit on Food & Beverages
AEC v1.0.4

Jobs: Food Packaging

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

Advertisements