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Celebrating Manufacturing Performance

The Food Manufacture Excellence Awards 2016 were held last night at London Hilton on Park Lane, celebrating outstanding performance and innovation in food manufacture businesses of all sizes and across all sectors from beverages and bakery to dairy and chilled…

Lauras International had the privilege of sponsoring the Judges’ Star Performer Award, and Jeremy Praud (pictured below with TV personality Carol Smilie and the winners) made the presentation to SK Foods for the company’s commitment to assuring the top quality nature and traceability of ingredients sourced from its diverse supply chain.

SK Foods was selected for the award from a shortlist of five candidates, including ABP UK and Davison Canners.

Read the full write up of SK Foods’ win on the Food Manufacture website.

Testimonials

Over the past three months I have been concentrating mainly on changeover reduction, waste reduction and increased throughput. There has also been a challenge to behavioural patterns. All of these efforts have been using the knowledge that you gave me and I am delighted to say that all have been successful, culminating in increased throughput, less waste and an increase in OEE from an average of 78% to around 90%. There has also been a marked improvement with people issues.

Alwin Waterhouse, Improvement Manager, British Bakeries

With the support of the Lauras team, the Bars business unit has made great strides forward with some exceptional results. It has been gratifying to witness the confidence and capability of the people grow paralleling the rise in plant performance. I look forward with great optimism to the continuing journey and an ongoing partnership with Lauras International.

Mike Parsons, Head of Manufacturing, Weetabix