Foodservice group Kara has invested more than £1m into its Manchester site, in order to improve production efficiency and to help the bakery increase its capabilities.

The first wave of improvements has gone towards bolstering the efficiency of Kara’s Lanham line, where baker’s baps and rolls are made. A significant part of the funds has been invested in the Lanham Proofer, this has included the replacement of the proofer enclosure, an air conditioning system and hydraulic drive pack.

Further investment will see Kara improve its main bakery ventilation systems and the replacement of one of the three spiral freezers, which will increase capacity for the future.

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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Paul Hill is the Editor of Better Wholesaling. He can be found on Twitter at @BW_PaulHill, or contacted via paul.hill@newtrade.co.uk and 07960935659.


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