“We’ve spent nearly 20 years building relationships across the food manufacturing industry, this project was a natural progression from one such relationship”
Relocating two FMCG production lines that operate 24 hours per day, 5 days per week presented logistical challenges. Therefore the project needed to be carried out efficiently, with minimal impact on other operations being undertaken within the factory.
Fast-moving consumer goods are nondurable food and beverage products that, as the name suggests, sell quickly – at relatively low cost. Profit margins are low and sales volumes high. Manufacturing therefore needs to be efficient – always. And this can present challenges when manufacturing line upgrades are required.
For this particular project the objective was to increase throughput and reduce manufacturing costs for extrusions production, by relocating, combining and upgrading the process and packing lines while also improving hygiene standards. Work needed to be carried out efficiently, with minimal impact on other operations being undertaken within the factory.
Why TEG Projects
Our team has provided project resources for FMCG food manufacturers since TEG Projects was founded in 2005, and are well known and respected in the industry. TEG Projects has a well founded understanding of the systems, processes and requirements of FMCG manufacturers. We’ve spent nearly 20 years building relationships across the food manufacturing industry, this project was a natural progression from one such relationship.
In order to increase throughput, new processing equipment was installed as well as additional packing machines.
Through consolidating production, a reduction in labour and therefore manufacturing costs would be achieved. Hygiene would be improved by relining the production facility with insulated panels, and new floor coatings.
Relocating two production lines that operate 24 hours per day, 5 days per week presented logistical challenges. Therefore TEG Projects undertook extensive planning with the onsite team to determine how best to carry out the work – without impacting factory throughput.
The project increased throughput, reduced manufacturing costs and improved hygiene. However one of the most significant project outcomes was the increase in site safety. All relocated equipment had safety upgrades to a higher standard than originally achieved. All new equipment also reached higher standards for safety, and operator space around and under platforms also increased, which had both safety and operator wellbeing implications.