Prepared Foods Limited in Palmerston North, New Zealand, required a new food manufacturing facility to significantly increase volume of ready meal pouches and abalone cans.
RMR Process was engaged by PFPL in 2012 to design and project manage the Greenfield Site project. BPL Structural & Civil Engineers were engaged to detail the factory design and oversee Colspec Construction, the construction contractors. The site works were commenced in December 2012, the installation was started in May 2013 and the factory was successfully started-up with commissioning taking place in August 2013; all under budget, before time and with zero product waste!
RMR Process credits the success of this project to the integrated approach by all parties to meet the critical milestones. The tight timelines, due to the clients' seasonal production, required some creative planning early on and it showed what is possible when everyone involved takes early responsibility for start-up.