Fabcon Ships Two High Capacity Batch Fryers for Norse Snack Maker
UK-based Fabcon Food Systems has shipped two high capacity potato chip batch fryers, alongside a new weighing, slicing and feeding equipment to KiMs, for the company’s production plant in Skreia, southern Norway.
The installation of the equipment marks the first time Fabcon has supplied the snack maker – which is part of the Orkla company with facilities across Denmark, Sweden, Finland, and Latvia.
“This was a brilliant project to be part of. It saw us delivering important energy savings through the fryer design and upgrading existing equipment which has also increased output and quality – with capacity now in excess of 400 kgs per hour. The outcome is a modernized, 21st century production line, supplemented by a top-quality frying, weighing and slicing system,” said Trevor Howard, managing director of Fabcon Food Systems.
Jans Helge Sandberg, technical manager at Orkla’s C&S Skreia facility talked about the reasons behind the decision to install Fabcon equipment.
“Our production line in Skreia was aging and in need of replacement so we are delighted with Fabcon’s installation and designs – especially as we now have a higher output machine on the same footprint as the old system. The new equipment, including the fryers, has made the plant far more efficient and will benefit us in the years ahead,” explains Sandberg.