Transdek provides cracking solution for Manton Eggs

Date : Thursday, 21 June 2012

Transdek, the award winning lifting equipment specialist, has successfully designed, engineered and installed a unique loading solution for one of the UK’s largest egg processing companies, Manton Eggs.

The entire project was managed by Transdek, from the initial consultation through to completion, and incorporated the unique V2G (vehicle to ground) lift and a bespoke warehouse extension to facilitate Manton’s on-going expansion.

Harrogate based company, Manton Eggs is an industry leading processor of liquid egg products and operates one of the UK’s largest egg processing facilities, capable of processing more than one-million eggs per day. Products are supplied to various food processors, such as bakeries for wholesale and commercial use throughout the country.

As part of Manton’s expansion plans to manage increased volumes, the company needed to increase its warehousing capabilities to facilitate the increase in inbound/outbound deliveries into its new production area and in doing so, optimise loading efficiencies.

Transdek has installed its innovative V2G lift that enables the company to more effectively unload the products from vehicles to ground level at its flat floor site. Transdek, renowned for its expertise in providing bespoke solutions, tailored the lift to meet Manton’s exact requirements and incorporated an inspection area, allowing eggs to be examined for quality purposes prior to entering the processing plant.

Transdek also designed and engineered a bespoke warehouse extension to facilitate direct forklift truck access through an existing, adjacent doorway that was fully enclosed and covered both the warehouse and lift unit. This ensured a safe and secure working environment. The complete extension was fitted with cladding to match the existing premises and incorporated an exterior drainage system along with two roller shutter doors and two high speed doors, all interlocked to maintain an internal environment unaffected by the outside weather. Emergency egress doors were also built into the unit.

In line with all Transdek products, the V2G was surface mounted, eliminating the need for civil engineering works. The entire project was completed and commissioned within just five days and features wheel guides installed in the delivery yard to aid smooth vehicle docking.

“Transdek offered a very cost effective solution that met or exceeded all our criteria,” said Mark Openshaw, Plant Operations Manager at Manton Eggs. “The entire project was managed seamlessly and quickly. The new extension with V2G lift has significantly improved our operational efficiency and can easily handle our planned growth.”

The V2G solution also provides green benefits to reduce the use of energy and meet Manton’s environmental goals to minimise its carbon footprint, by featuring insulated cladding, roof light panels, P.I.R.S and LUX sensors – that switch lights off automatically according to available daylight and activity – and LED traffic lights system for safe operation of the two loading bays.

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