Calbee UK invests in new equipment at Welsh plant

By William Dodds

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The new machinery was designed and installed by Fabcon Food Systems
The new machinery was designed and installed by Fabcon Food Systems

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Snack producer Calbee UK has announced a recent investment at its plant in Deeside, Wales.

The project has seen Calbee install new frying, seasoning and distribution machinery at the facility, one of its two manufacturing plants in the UK.

The new machinery, which includes an indirect heating system, was designed, built and installed by Fabcon Food Systems, a food processing machinery specialist based in Norwich.

Able to produce fried snacks from pellets or extruded products, the new line is integrated into an existing seasoning and distribution system which has been extended, adding further stations. The extensions have been added to accommodate the new horizontal motion and electromagnetic vibratory conveyors.

The firm’s have worked together closely on a series of projects, including the expansion of Calbee’s plant in Bradford where is produces crisps for its Seabrooks Crisps brand.

‘Turnkey solutions’

Daniel Woodwards, managing director at Calbee UK, described Fabcon Food Systems as a “valued partner​” following the announcement of the new investment.

Their collaborative approach, providing turnkey solutions in consultation with onsite teams, ensures optimal outcomes​,” Woodwards continued.

Fabcon remains the group’s go-to supplier and we look forward to working with them in our future expansion projects​.”

Founded in 2015, Fabcon Food Systems employs 25 members of staff and supplies customers in the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Australia and Africa.

Commenting on the project and the partnership with Calbee, Trevor Howard, managing director of Fabcon Food Systems said: “Our relationship with Daniel and his team at Calbee Group goes from strength-to-strength and we are delighted with the result of our installation at the company’s Deeside plant.

“Importantly, the new equipment gives Calbee flexibility and will allow them to maintain the high quality of snacks and production they are renowned for. We look forward to working with Calbee in the months and years ahead.”

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