Perfect Planning Allows Sam Dennigan And Company To Comfortably Meet Increased Demand
For some companies, responding to a sudden and unexpected increase in demand could cause problems, but not at Sam Dennigan and Company, which handled a 20% rise in orders with ease.
Sam Dennigan and Company is one of Ireland’s leading food manufacturers, sourcing, shipping, distributing and marketing over 100,000 tonnes of fresh produce each year to customers across Ireland, the UK and Europe.
In September 2020, fuelled by the pandemic, Sam Dennigan and Company saw demand for its fresh potatoes leap by a fifth. Thankfully, the company had had the foresight to invest in a new, state-of-the-art packing line and two years of planning and development work paid off.
Sam Dennigan and Company’s new line was designed and installed by Haith, who had been appointed in October 2018.
“We spent two years working together to ensure the new line was perfect,” says Duane Hill, Sales Director at Haith. “Dennigans wanted a complete turnkey project and put their trust in us after seeing what we had done for some of the biggest food manufacturers in the UK, such as Morrison’s. In fact, we took Sam Dennigan and the company’s General Manager Ray Maher on a guided tour of that particular project to show him what we are capable of!”
Haith’s team designed every element of the seven-figure improvement plan, from the drainage and position of the walls through to the line and location of the optical grader and end of line packing equipment.
Installation of the new line started in July, with Haith’s team working during the first national coronavirus lockdown. Despite the challenging circumstances, the installation went without a hitch, and the new line was up and running by the end of the month.
The optical grading and sizing line starts with two Rota-Tip TE box tipplers, which feed a pair of SupaFlume De-Stoners. Two self-cleaning Barrel Washers and two Direct-Drive Roller Dryers follow. Finally, a Newtec Celox optical grader feeds multiple packing lines.
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