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Pork producer invests in processing technology to help achieve its growth ambitions

20 May 2018

Ayrshire-based Robertson’s Fine Foods has been producing Scottish pork and bacon since 1870 to Scotland’s independent retail sector, including butchers, delicatessens, restaurants and hotels. The company has recently seen substantial expansion to facilitate its positive growth strategy which involves entering new markets. 

The company offers an extensive range of pork products – via its slaughtering facility and its new state of the art processing facility in nearby Irvine. Iain Robertson, company chairman, recognises the importance of combining the finest pork with the best in processing technology and the company has worked with Interfood Technology over several years, supplying a range of equipment including a Schröder injector, Henneken brine mixer and tumbler, K&G Wetter mixer/mincer and bowl cutter, and a Maurer Atmos smoker and oven.

Robertson said: “With our ambition to increase retail capacity the demands on our business for maximum efficiency are greater than ever. We produce a wide range from raw to cooked product and with this comes different challenges in driving efficiency. Interfood’s extensive product range, coupled with its high levels of customer support and broad knowledge base, go a long way to catering for all our needs”. To further improve the company’s process, Robertson’s has recently purchased a lacerator option which has been fitted to its existing Schröder injector, along with an additional K&G Wetter mixer/mincer and a further Henneken tumbler.

Gordon Poole, head of technical at Robertson’s, said: “We are seeing continued demand for locally sourced products with provenance and see Interfood as an important strategic partner in helping with our process efficiencies and supply of quality machinery to meet this growth. This is not just about the equipment but also the support, an example being the technical support that Interfood recently provided to allow us to fine-tune our processing operation.”

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