Food & Drink Process & Packaging Issue 15 2017 - Page 4

Impact caesars opportunity at salad producer Troy Foods Processed vegetable, salad and mayonnaise producer Troy Foods added Cat® Lift Trucks from Impact to their fleet of materials handling equipment. Operating at the third-generation family-run company’s salad and mayonnaise production facility in Hunslet, Leeds, the order included six power pallet trucks – specified with larger PowerFlex batteries for increased uptime – a 2.5 tonne die- sel-powered counterbalance truck, and a pair of electric counterbalance lift trucks. Paul Farrant, General Manager at Troy Foods, says: “Impact’s flexibility was the first thing that attracted us to the company – they took the time to really understand our require- ments, and supplied a competitive, bespoke materials handling package that was right for our needs. There was no hesitation or time wasted in setting up the contract – we asked, and Impact answered. “The equipment we’re operating has quickly proven itself durable, relia- ble and more than up to the task. Anything we need from Impact has been dealt with quickly and effi- ciently, and it seems nothing is too much for the company. Things just get done – which is perfect for us.” The Impact-supplied fleet is used extensively at Troy Foods’ Hunslet site, moving stock and raw materials 4 FDPP - around the 40,000ft² factory floor and loading fresh produce including dressed salads, coleslaw and potato salad aboard the company’s distri- bution vehicles. Troy Foods’ custo- mers include major supermarket chains, wholesalers, restaurants and very well indeed,” adds Farrant. Troy Foods’ new materials hand- ling equipment was supplied on a five-year contract which includes comprehensive repair and main- tenance. Impact’s proactive main- high-street stores. tenance programme also ensures During periods of peak seasonal mes wherever possible to carry out demand, the fleet operates 24 hours regular ‘check-ups’ on the assets. a day, as Britain’s shoppers hit the shelves to bag the freshest foodstu- ffs. “We’re sure to go back to Impact for more equipment if we need it, as this first contract has worked out engineers visit outside of peak ti-