Food Industry Case Study: Princes Group
“The pneumatic side of the of the filling valves were getting hydraulically locked, so they would stay open causing huge product wastage. Eventually, they all settled down when Expel was installed”.
Dean Butterworth – Reliability Engineering Manager
About the customer
Princes Group is an international food and drink group involved in the manufacture, import and distribution of branded and customer own brand products. Customers include major supermarkets, convenience stores, foodservice operators, wholesale suppliers and other food manufacturers. Princes’ brands and products span over 20 different categories including fish, meat, fruit, vegetables, soups, pastes, pasta, cooking sauces, edible oils, and a wide range of soft drinks sectors.
They employ over 7,000 people, operate ten food, drink and edible oil manufacturing sites across the UK as well as facilities in Italy, Mauritius and Poland.
Their portfolio of leading brands includes Napolina, Crosse & Blackwell, Crisp n Dry, Aqua Pura, Shippams, Trex, Jucee, and the iconic Princes brand itself.
As a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation since 1989, Princes has accelerated its development over the last two decades by completing 23 mergers and acquisitions that have added scale and expertise to the business.