Food Industry Case Study: Kerry Group: Kerry Foods, Manchester Site.
Expel removed all the liquid water from the compressed air lines to 1 micron, this meant that the solenoid valves were no longer failing preventing downtime.
About the customer
Part of the world-leading Kerry Group, Kerry Foods focus on Grocery Meat, Grocery Dairy, Snacking (Meat & Dairy) and Meal Solutions. Their private-label products, household-favourite brands and ready meals can be found in pretty much every supermarket in the UK and Ireland, as well as a growing number of places in Europe. Kerry Foods brands include Denny, Richmond, Cheestrings, Dairygold and Fridge Raiders. They have a presence in the home baking and hot-food-to-go markets too – having welcomed Homepride, Rollover and Oakhouse Foods into their family.
All of this makes us Kerry Foods a leading supplier of chilled and frozen food products in the UK, Ireland, and selected international markets.
Why did Kerry Group choose Expel?
The engineering team decided to make an initial purchase of 5 Expel 30 units, to put an instant stop to the prevailing water issues. However, the site is in the process of upgrading the whole fresh food area and are wanting all compressed air lines to have the best possible protection against liquid water, oil emulsion fluids and solid particulates. It is likely that the Kerry site will need a further 13 Expel 30 filters.
Additionally, the site has recently installed new ‘meat free lines’ with dryers, but because the dryers are installed so far away from the point of use, they are wanting to install larger Expel units to remove any condensation further along the lines. We believe the Expel 120 units will be the perfect solution for Kerry Group, when they become commercially available.