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King Asia can vouch for Cenfra's funding assistance

09 June 2011

Europe's leading centre for automation and robotics, CenFRA, has helped a family-owned food manufacturer secure an Innovation Voucher worth £3,000

Funded by regional development agencies and delivered by Business Link, the Innovation Voucher Scheme was set up to help SMEs grow and develop their businesses by linking up with specialist academic and industry institutions like CenFRA.

King Asia Foods, which supplies the NHS, foodservice, wholesale and well-known retail brands with curry powders and Asian inspired ready-made sauces, was made aware of the Scheme when CenFRA carried out an initial automation audit at its South Yorkshire manufacturing site last year.

Having secured the additional funding, King Asia has called CenFRA's team of specialist engineers back again to carry out a separate in-depth feasibility study which will look at current production processes and identify areas for improvement.

Founded upon traditional manufacturing principles, King Asia Foods recognises the importance of embracing new automation solutions in order to remain competitive and ensure its long term sustainability and has turned to CenFRA for further guidance on how to integrate new manufacturing techniques with time-honoured practices.

The comprehensive feasibility study from CenFRA will provide a thorough data analysis, highlight bottlenecks, explore economic viability of processes, look into overall equipment effectiveness and help towards building a technology roadmap for the future, whilst clearly outlining financial paybacks.

From the initial site assessment, CenFRA identified three key areas of focus which include handling systems, efficiency of core production lines, packing and palletising and the introduction of automatic filling systems. CenFRA's engineers will also provide guidance on the most appropriate equipment for the recommendations put forward as well as advice on how best to implement any changes.

Since its formation, CenFRA has built up strong relationships with leading funding organisations to help food and drink manufacturers become aware of the most suitable funding opportunities available.


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