Snack Manufacturer Case Study

Client: Snack Manufacturer
Location: Norwich
Sector: Food and Beverage
Products Used: High-speed turbo door (STT)

Around 60% of our projects involve replacing existing roller shutters or sectional doors which are either old, damaged, or no longer fit for purpose. Here clients want to enhance and improve their facility and to upgrade to use newer, more innovative, safe, high-speed door technology.

This project based in Norwich involved us replacing a fabric door that was unable to fulfil the client’s requirements or withstand the wind and air pressures. The client is a well-known snack producer whose ethos is to invest in the future. They originally met EFAFLEX at one of our trade shows and were impressed with the build quality and aesthetics of our products. They visited some of our client installations in order to see the doors in situ before making their final decision.

We carefully considered the client’s needs which included ‘sunlight.’ They had a problem with sunlight affecting the lasers on some of their machinery. They also needed to ensure minimal downtime and exceptional after-sales service levels to ensure production deadlines could be met.

The STT turbo door was chosen as the most suitable solution. As our doors are bespoke, we customised the build to include a small number of translucent door laths into the door blade. This ensured that the drivers of the plant and machinery had a clear line of vision for improved safety, but limit the sunlight affecting the laser equipment.

The STT turbo door has the highest wind load capacity, is capable of up to 200,000 operating cycles per year and incorporates the latest high speed door technology and safety systems.

We will continue to support the client with their service and maintenance needs, with plans for further doors to be installed in the near future.

We were delighted to be involved with this project and help with the client’s environmental philosophy, which includes recycling heat from their frying process to warm the staff facilities!