Seamless, hygienic flooring solutions for food manufacturers – Tayto

crispsInstallation requirements
Tayto Group Limited manufactures a vast range of crisps and snacks and due to continual growth has now become the country’s biggest British-owned crisp and snack manufacturer. The company’s expansion and the purchase of new machinery meant that production workload at the Corby factory was increased and as a result Tayto Group Limited required a whole new production area.

Tayto Group Limited had traditionally been using vinyl flooring solutions; however as within any food production facility, pallet trucks are in frequent use and were continuously rolling over the joints in the existing vinyl sheet which was causing the seams to split. As well as the frequent maintenance repairs that were required this also posed as a potential trip hazard and hygiene risk.

Why National Flooring?
After working with The National Flooring Company on previous flooring installations Tayto Group asked for their knowledgeable advice for the correct specification of the new factory and mezzanine floor.

Following meetings and consultations between The National Flooring Company, Tayto and their factory maintenance company Interkey, who were overseeing the whole project, it was decided that the best solution for the mezzanine was the 4mm QTA system in Russet Red, due to its durable and slip resistant finish. Oils are used within the area and therefore the floor needs to retain the slip resistant finish in production conditions.

Following a remodel of the existing building, Tayto Group also made the decision to refurbish the factory floor with a similar system to provide adequate slip resistance and to match the mezzanine floor.

The National Flooring Company has worked extensively in the food manufacturing industry and understands the difficulties and complications that can arise if an installation is not efficiently planned and managed. The whole project, which totalled over 600m2, needed to be planned with precision. A programme was devised for the works to be completed over a number of instalments with each stage being meticulously controlled to ensure the client and other trades experienced minimal disruption to their daily operations.

Paul McDonald, purchase ledger manager of Tayto comments: “National Flooring installed their latest floor technology in a section of our Golden Wonder facility in Corby where we were introducing state-of-the-art, hand-fried machinery to produce our REAL crisp range. The job was completed on time and to an exemplary standard and our overall experience of working with National Flooring was very positive. Our project manager was always on hand to answer any questions we had and we are very pleased with the finished job”.

Pictures from the Installation 

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