With LEAN principles firmly in place, G's Fresh Vegetables Limited has successfully integrated six ABAR robot packing systems into its facility in Cambridgeshire, UK. The site stores, grades, packs and dispatches root crops.
John Griffin, Operations Manager for G's Ramsey plant, said: "Back in 2006 it was decided that investment in capital equipment shouldn't take place until our production lines were straightened out and optimised. We did invest in people however through implementation of LEAN principles and by building up our engineering capability.
"Between 2006 and 2009 we really got into good shape with increased efficiency, more capacity, a reduction in labour and improved product quality. Adopting the principles of LEAN and understanding the importance of employee engagement the site was involving everyone and breaking down barriers while increasing individual skill sets."