McVitie’s (Pladis) wanted to increase the rate of production to improve line efficiencies and overall output. The brand’s main problem was that existing cooling systems were unable to cope with the demands of a production environment.
It was agreed that new inline cooling systems should be installed on to the existing process. The only space available to implement the new kit was on a high floor, presenting problems of access that we endeavored to fix.
The client commissioned Penmann to undertake extensive cooling trials to establish both the cooling properties of the product and the performance of the existing systems. We designed a two-zone system, with each zone served by a dedicated air handling unit.
Conditioned air was distributed onto the product using impingement cooling plenums. These were located beneath insulated conveyor covers, which are light and easily removable. The system was successfully and safely installed, to the satisfaction of the client.
We are very happy with the cooling tunnels designed and supplied by Penmann. All projects have been undertaken in an extremely efficient manner and have been delivered on time and on budget, and we have been particularly pleased with the performance of the tunnels.Stephen Graves Factory Engineering Manager Muller Dairy
Penmann were able to offer a flexible approach to both design and contracting backed by excellent Health & Safety planning and implementation. We were more than happy with the professional manner with which they carried out the contract and would be only too pleased to recommend them to others.Phil Griffiths, Engineering Manager McVities Manchester
We found Penmann to have an excellent understanding not only of air conditioning and refrigeration but also of the production process and the logistics that surround it. All timescales were achieved and the systems are working well. I would have no hesitation in recommending Penmann to others.David Underdown, Sales Director, Rachels Dairy
The service you provide through Penmann is always thorough, thoughtful and designed for a duty and service level that reflects the demanding 24/7/364 days operation we run here, and we therefore always call you first when manufacturing problems need specialised and bespoke HVAC solutions.Robin Wright, Projects Manager, Bakkavor Desserts Newark
All installation work was performed on time and to a high standard. The installation team, ensured that they worked safely and that the safety of others around the working area was considered at all times.Michael Clifford, Engineering Manager Britvic Soft Drinks
Arla was pleased to engage the services of a locally based company on such a prestigious project. Penmann were able to work seamlessly with us to deliver a high quality product.Tim Hutchinson, Project Manager Arla Foods Stourton