Food pack manufacturer invests in north east site

FOOD packaging manufacturer PFF Packaging Group has invested in new extrusion measuring systems on the lines at its production site in Washington, Tyne and Wear.

The installations, supplied by SBI International, have been tipped to enable precision gauge control over the width of film used for the manufacture of thermoformed products, including over 20 million units of polypropylene trays produced at the site, each month.

Neil Bennett. group engineering manager at Washington said, “Thanks to a dedicated team of staff, the machines were installed in just three day, despite everyone keeping to social distancing.”

Group MD Kenton Robbins added, “PFF’s latest investment demonstrates our commitment to the ongoing growth of the company. Being independent means that we’re able to act quickly and decisively on how and where we can improve on our operations to effect continuous service excellence for our customers.

“The project has gone ahead at a time of extreme challenges to the economy due to the coronavirus outbreak and we are particularly pleased to be able to share some very positive news at this time.”

As key workers in the food chain, PFF’s production staff have continued working throughout the pandemic with social distancing measures implemented at the firm’s Washington and Keighley sites.