The Worlds Strongest Man takes the strain
The '2017 Worlds Strongest Man' Eddie Hall was invited to
open the new £1.35 million production facility
at the High Carr factory. In true 'Eddie' style he took the strain as he pulled
the first production load from the premises, signalling, yet further investment of Blakeman's expansion within the
cooked product market.
The conversion of one cold store unit by McVeigh Projects, taking only 40% of
its floor space, creating a manufacturing facility from raw ingredients to
cooked product all contained in one auditable area.
Blakeman's have increased their cooked volume by up to 35% (42,000 kg) with
less handling of its products whilst still maintaining full traceability. Tote bins of meat are accurately measured by in floor weighing scales, minced
mixed using a KG Wetter and transferred to a Handtmann filling system.
Sausages are then portioned and transported by an Arnott conveyor directly to
the GEA inline frying facility. The process from raw material to finished cooked product in less than 50
minutes reduces the lead time for customers in the ever fast paced food