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KRAFT FOODS WINS BRAMMER AWARD FOR SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURING

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KRAFT FOODS WINS BRAMMER AWARD FOR SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURING

KRAFT FOODS WINS BRAMMER AWARD FOR SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURING
October 21
11:06 2012

MRO supplier recognises improved production efficiency

Global snacks powerhouse Kraft Foods has won the prestigious sustainable manufacturing award at the 2012 Manufacturing Forum and Awards hosted by Brammer, the UK’s leading distributor of industrial maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) products and services.

The event, now in its sixth year, had the theme of ‘Keeping Britain Manufacturing’ and recognised the importance of innovation, new technology and the need for continuous improvement in delivering improved performance within the UK manufacturing sector. The sustainable manufacturing award is presented annually to a company that has improved its manufacturing operations in a way which reduces energy consumption reduces energy consumption and emissions working in partnership with Brammer.

At the Cadbury plant in Bournville, Brammer worked with Kraft Foods to redesign and specify Air Handling Units (AHUs) equipment to improve energy efficiency on the Crème Egg production line. As part of the project, fixed speed AHUs were found to be very inefficient and were therefore refurbished with new inverter panels, motors and drive belts to reduce the speed of each fan without compromising the quality of air delivered to the production facility, in order to increase efficiency. Current estimates show an annual saving of around 763,000 kWh of energy per year.

Ian Ritchie, Managing Director of Brammer UK, commented: “Every year we’re delighted to see an increase in the quantity and quality of nominations for this category, proving that environmental sustainability plays an ever more important role in improving company performance. The work done by

Kraft Foods has resulted in impressive emission reductions and cost savings for the iconic brand.”

Kraft Foods’ Tim Bonham attended the event to collect the award.

Further information on the range of products and services available from Brammer can be found at www.brammeruk.com.

 

Pictured: Tim Bonham of Kraft (second left) receives the Sustainable Manufacturing Award from Brammerplc Chief Executive Ian Fraser (second right), Brammer UK Managing Director Ian Ritchie (left) and event host, presenter Sasha Twining

Brammer UK is part of Europe’s leading distributor of industrial, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) products and services, with an extensive product range covering bearings, mechanical power transmission products (including gearboxes and motors), pneumatics, hydraulics, seals and industrial automation. The company is an authorised distributor for many of the world’s leading brands including SKF, NSK, Renold, Parker, Siemens, Flender, SMC,Norgren, Festo, Rocol, 3M, Loctite and Schaeffler UK.

Following its strategic acquisition by Brammerplc in September 2011, industrial tools, maintenance and health & safety product distributor Buck & Hickman now operates as part of Brammer UK, with the combined business being the exclusive UK distributor of the acclaimed Roebuck brand of tools.

Altogether in excess of 3.5 million individual products are available via a nationwide network of more than 100Brammer and Buck & Hickman locations.

By combining technical expertise with excellence in supply chain logistics, purchasing and the management of third-party providers, Brammer has a proven track record of saving its customers money within three critical business areas: reducing total acquisition costs, improving overall production efficiency, and reducing working capital.Since 2007, operational cost savings exceeding £100 million have been achieved for Brammer customers in the UK.

www.brammeruk.com

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