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.
“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.