The line will be used to pack Dairygold’s soft cheese into 2kg tubs for its foodservice customers, enabling it to handle a greater variety of last minute orders more easily, the firm claimed.
It could be extended to allow for additional packing functions and weights if needed, it added.
The line would help the firm provide a high quality product and the best quality service for its customers, Dairygold’s head of commercial Matt Lawton claimed.
“The new packing line will not only offer our customers greater flexibility when placing orders, but will also allow us to process orders more quickly for a service that is even more efficient,” he added.
No new jobs have been created at the Astley Way site as a result of the new packing line, which had been installed to improve existing packing capabilities there, the firm told this site. As a result, no new employees were necessary, it said.
New line key facts
- Cost: £300,000
- Use: Packaging soft cheese into 2kg tubs
- Benefits: Better service/ more efficient
There are 32 employees currently based at the Leeds facility.
Dairygold has also implemented new delivery units for its liquid cheese to boost energy efficiency within its transport process.
The company produces its soft cheeses at its Leeds plant, which it claims is the UK’s largest soft cheese manufacturing site.
The manufacturing facility was purpose-built in 1992 to provide soft cheese ingredient solutions to the food manufacturing and foodservice sectors.
Last month, Dairygold appointed former Dairy Crest employee Sarah Wiseman as its new technical sales manager for the Leeds facility to help steer research and new product development at the site.
She joined the Dairygold from Bumble Hole Foods, after a year with the egg business.