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Getting things right – from the floor up

05 November 2017

A new bakery site needed to find a flooring solution that matched the style and ruggedness of its sister plants. Food Processing finds out more. 

Brioche Pasquier’s (BPUK) new bakery plant in Milton Keynes required a specific tiled flooring solution that was in keeping with the floors installed in the company’s other plants, located throughout France and Spain as well as America. In terms of the tile design, colour and, most importantly, service life, BPUK needed a solution that adhered to the company-wide criteria. 

The company contacted Kemtile, installers of food grade hygienic flooring systems and drainage, for a solution. The Kagetec AR ceramic floor tiling system, was recommended for the project. It uses 18mm thick Argelith MV-Tech hexagonal ceramic floor tiles which are able to withstand extremes of thermal, mechanical and chemical stresses. Sample boards were provided to confirm that the specific design and colour criteria could be achieved and senior BPUK representatives were invited to visit other installations in the UK where the Kagetec flooring system had been installed. 

After assurances from these reference visits that the floors had not had to be repaired and had performed as specified, BPUK signed an order for the widespread use of the Kagetec AR system within its new 6000m2 bakery. The flooring was laid throughout the plant including the mixing hall, main hall, silo area and plant rooms. 

A long-term solution
The Kagetec AR System offers a long-term flooring solution.  It is able to withstand thermal, mechanical and chemical stresses and will, therefore, require very little maintenance besides cleaning. 

Kemtile also specified and installed doorway protection bollards from Panel Chok – to provide protection against vehicle impact and damage at the manufacturing plant.
Commenting on the project, Eric Jouet, industrial and operations director at Brioche Pasquier UK, said: “We were impressed with the quality of product, level of skill during installation and experience and expertise – from specification right through to aftercare. 

“These factors – combined with the fact that we were able to see the flooring in action elsewhere prior to installation at our new UK plant – made our specification decision very straightforward.”

“The site is part of the group’s international growth development plans – which aim to extend the reach and up production of our Brioche products such as croissants, pain au chocolat and filled brioche – and the UK is a key target for growth. We simply could not have afforded to make the wrong flooring specification decision – in terms of production time and investment – and we are more than confident in the flooring decision we made.”


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