Employees will rise to the challenge if firms invest – Allied Bakeries

By Gary Scattergood

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Investment in new equipment will result in staff rising to new standards: Law
Investment in new equipment will result in staff rising to new standards: Law
Staff will rise to tough new standards and adapt to new working conditions provided firms can demonstrate they are putting their money where their mouths are and invest in the best possible kit.

That’s the view expressed by Allied Bakeries operations director Nick Law is this exclusive podcast for FoodManufacture.co.uk.

Law is overseeing a five-year investment programme of the firm’s sites across the UK – but in this case he is referring to the £30M upgrade of its factory in Stockport.

In the podcast Law reveals what changes have been made, how the firm searched the globe to find the most suitable technology and what logistical and planning headaches it created.

Massive challenge

“This project took a great deal of planning and the level of detail our project teams went into was absolutely immense because we had to maintain production while moving bits of kit around to free up space to do the next section of work,”​ he said.

“Stockport is one of our biggest sites and the level of activity here was massive.”

Law also reflects on what impact the new plant has had on product quality while also explaining how staff were trained and redeployed to meet the firm’s needs.

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1 comment

Good Luck Nick & all at Allied Bakeries

Posted by Rodger Seaman,

Great to hear that Allied's Right To Invest journey is on track and they are continuing to invest heavily in their plant.
Had the pleasure of working with Martin Brewis & the ABF team in 2008 and I wish them well all the very best for the future.

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