Calbee UK invests in Fabcon pellet frying and distribution equipment

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Global snack producer Calbee has invested in new frying, seasoning and distribution machinery for its Deeside plant.

The investment has seen Calbee installing a variety of state-of-the-art frying technology, including an indirect heating system, which has been designed, built and installed by industry specialists, Fabcon Food Systems.

The company’s new line can produce fried snacks from pellets or extruded products, with fried products being integrated into an existing seasoning and distribution system which has now been extended, adding further stations.

Platform extensions have also been added to accommodate the new Fabcon-designed horizontal motion and electromagnetic vibratory conveyors.

The ongoing and long-established relationship between Calbee and Fabcon Food Systems has seen both companies working closely as part of Calbee’s expansion plans, which included upgrades to Calbee’s Seabrooks Crisps Bradford site, and now at the Calbee site in Deeside.

Daniel Woodwards, Managing Director of Calbee UK commented: “Fabcon Food Systems are a long-standing, valued partner. Their collaborative approach, providing turnkey solutions in consultation with onsite teams, ensures optimal outcomes. Fabcon remains the Group’s go-to supplier and we look forward to working with them in our future expansion projects.”

Trevor Howard, managing director of Fabcon Food Systems added: “Our relationship with Daniel and his team at Calbee Group goes from strength-to-strength and we are delighted with the result of our installation at the company’s Deeside plant.

“Importantly, the new equipment gives Calbee flexibility and will allow them to maintain the high quality of snacks and production they are renowned for. We look forward to working with Calbee in the months and years ahead.”

Founded in 2015, Fabcon Food Systems manufacture, supply and install handling and processing equipment for the food industry. Designed and built at the company’s Norwich factory in the UK, Fabcon’s team of 25 supply systems and machinery to customers in the UK, mainland Europe, the Middle East, Australia and Africa.

The Fabcon Food Systems website is available through www.fabcon.co.uk, whilst Calbee Group’s UK website can be accessed via www.calbee.co.uk