Upgrading existing concepts and introducing new equipment in the spiral freezers and conveyors segments are on top of the list for major manufacturers in the industry, mainly due to increasing demand for versatile machinery, from processors on the frozen food market.
One of Europe’s leading manufacturers of sausage and meat products, James T Blakeman & Co has recently decided to invest in an upgrade of freezing equipment, with its fourth Helix spiral system from IQF equipment specialist Starfrost.
Efficiency Comes First
James T Blakeman & Co is a family run business that supplies sausage and meat products to the catering and ready meal industry; manufacturing 21000 tons of production per year. The company has a continuous commitment to growth and improvement within the business and recently built a 40,000 sq.ft state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at its site in Staffordshire, UK.
Blakeman’s latest development was to increase capacity and efficiency of its existing aging system. The firm also wanted to optimize hygiene procedures and increase flexibility of its processing line to provide opportunities for long-term business planning.
British manufacturer Starfrost has worked closely with James T Blakeman & Co for a number of years, successfully installing three spiral freezing systems over the last decade as the meat manufacture extended its processes. For Blakeman’s most recent project Starfrost was once again selected as preferred freezi...