Kara, the foodservice arm of Finsbury Food Group, has invested over £1 million to upgrade its Manchester, UK production site, as the company aims to increase production efficiency at the facility.
The investment has bolstered the efficiency of Kara’s Lanham line, where the brand produces a range of floured baps and seeded deli rolls.
In particular, the investment has focused on upgrading the Lanham Proofer, and the funds have paid for the replacement of the proofer enclosure, air conditioning system and hydraulic drive pack.
Kara claims that the upgraded equipment will improve quality and consistency, as well as reduce lost time and help the brand meet efficient production standards.
The company said it would invest further funds into the site in future to improve its main bakery ventilation systems and one of three spiral freezers, further increasing production capacity at the facility.
Robin Mountain, business unit director at Kara, said: “This investment marks the beginning of a really exciting time for us at Kara and it’s fantastic to see the completion of a replacement Lanham plant proofer.
“Improvements to the production plant not only means that we’ll be able to produce a higher quantity of products in a shorter space of time but also provides an opportunity for Kara to grow and expand further.”
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