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Princes gets boost with new baked beans cooker

20 January 2016

Princes will invest in a high speed cooker for baked beans, enhancing the company’s production capacity. 

The new cooker, at the company’s Wisbech site in Cambridgeshire, is expected to be installed in January 2017 and fully operational by May that year. 

“The new cooker will increase production capacity and operating speed, while also reducing energy use during the manufacturing process,” a statement by Princes said. 

A roof will be lifted off the site for the cooker to be installed by crane. 

The Wisbech facility produced canned and pouched products, including baked beans, soups, pulses , pasta, vegetables and sauces. 

The investment in a new cooker follows the opening of a new energy centre at the site in 2014, which resulted in a reduction of CO2 emissions of 10,000 tonnes per year. Over half of the facility’s electrical demand is produced on site through use of exhaust gases to create steam. 

“With this investment, Princes is demonstrating its commitment to Wisbech and our vision of the site as a central part of our UK manufacturing food business,” said Ruth Simpson, corporate relations director for Princes. 

“We are constantly seeking new energy efficiencies throughout all our sites, and the opportunity to reduce our energy consumption with this new cooker was a key consideration in the investment.” 

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