UPDATE: As at 20th July the team is starting to return to our offices. We have carried out a series of detailed risk assessments and produced a set of guidelines. Please see our policies here
As a business we have started 2020 on a very positive front and are committed to maintaining this position during the Pandemic and beyond. As a result, you will see our marketing campaigns going ahead as normal ensuring we continue to build our brand within the Food and Drinks industry.
Here’s what we have been up to:
We are showing our commitment to the UK Food Industry by offering FREE ADVICE AND CONSULTANCY to help keep Producers supported, fully operational and feeding the nation safely and efficiently during the current crisis.
It’s our way to give back to the UK Food and Drinks Industry and say thank you for the projects we have received from you during the last 44 years. Giving back our expertise in the provision of a wide range of air handling and product cooling applications.
We are installing systems essential for business continuity – and are currently working on the new air handing and dehumidification system at Quorn Foods. We are able to do this through careful planning and by working closely with client teams, producing rigorous risk assessments and method statements ensuring everybody’s safety.
New system design is also ongoing to keep existing and proposed projects supply chain running
Given our experience of implementing this technology for major Food Producers for the last 25 years we are well placed to offer the solution to other industry sectors as a means of safeguarding employees now and into the future.
As we now enter the phase of this pandemic where you are formulating plans to get your team back to work, measures must be put in place to maintain social distancing to mitigate against the potential airborne spread of this or other viruses. However, more can be done using tried and tested technology.
Displacement air handling solutions can positively address challenges in your work place and keep employees safe. Read more here.
The order book is healthy and as a result we are recruiting for two important positions in the company:
Full job descriptions can be viewed on our careers page here.
People are the biggest assets of our business. Every member of the Penmann team has embraced lockdown and remote working with absolute focus and we seem to have developed even stronger bonds during this time with everyone committed to the main objective – supporting our clients in the UK food and drinks industry as if there were no pandemic.
Two weeks before lockdown we welcomed Jack Hepworth, Trainee Engineer, to the team. He may well be thinking he is living in some sort of surreal universe but he’s adapted, been welcomed and has contributed significantly. Read more here.
Read Penmann’s policy on operating during COVID-19 here.
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
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
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
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, Müller Dairy