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Penmann Team on our weekly meeting during lockdown

Penmann –  team returning to our offices from 20th July

Free advice to Food Producers still available during COVID-19 

We would like to show our commitment by offering our services FREE OF CHARGE to help keep Food and Drinks Producers supported and fully operational during the current crisis. Read more here and call us on 0113 202 7300. Here to help.

Penmann – 100% Food Industry Specialists

Penmann is one of the UK’s leading climatic control companies. The company designs and implements bespoke cooling technology solutions for many of the UK’s most significant and well-respected food and drinks brands. It’s a role we have been performing for over 45 years and during this time, as 100% Food Industry Specialists, we have earned an excellent reputation for service and delivery as evidenced by the testimonials and recommendations we receive from you.

Our roots

Established in Yorkshire 1975 by their Father, today the business remains in family hands under the direction of his sons Damian and John Kirwin. The first significant contact was won by Penmann in 1977 when United Biscuits placed a major order for a potato store in Grimsby. This literally established the Penmann business. United Biscuits are still customers today, along with KP, now part of Intersnack, McVitie’s, part of Pladis and Rowntree Mackintosh, part of Nestlé.

Penmann’s traditional Yorkshire values and transparent, down to earth ways of doing business have built strong foundations for the reputation of our company.

Our expertise and customer service ethic are important contributors to retaining and developing business from Blue Chip food producers with single and multi-site operations throughout the UK.

Our team

Our success is built on teamwork. People are the biggest assets of our business. Every member of the Penmann team has embraced the changes we have made in working practices due to the pandemic and together, we have developed even stronger bonds.

As a team we have 5 key behaviours that define our values and beliefs, against which we want to be measured at all times: Friendly, Respectful, Integrity, Adaptable and Reliable. We call this FRIAR!

We have a jointly agreed CSR policy that gives each member an extra day of leave to volunteer at a project or charity of their choice. In addition, we donate a percentage of all our sales to chosen charities whose values align with our own.

The Environment

Our systems and solutions are designed to deliver cost, efficiency and energy savings to our clients. Energy and the Environment are high on our strategic agenda. The Penmann Green Team is charged with investigating our Environmental Impact and how we can improve this across our business and our external partners by:

  • Agreeing a strategy to determine and monitor our own environmental impact on others including our supply chain, including gaining a better understanding of our client’s environmental strategies.
  • Focusing on improving the energy efficiency of Penmann designs and installations.
  • Examining the use of different refrigerants and Insulation materials and their effect on the environment.

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Innovation and Technical Excellence

We aim to get the best performance out of your existing systems and infrastructure by introducing clever upgrades where possible, as well as specifying and installing new systems.

The Penmann team has a reputation for being ‘good at the difficult’. We are experts in working in sensitive and live facilities ensuring that your production processes remain unaffected as much as possible during installations.

We’ve done all this for national leaders in the food and drinks industry – and we can do it for you.

For efficient cooling and heating solutions, give our friendly team a call on 0113 202 7300

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