CenFRA plan for pork pies

CenFRA, a European leader of robotic and automation excellence, has said it has saved thousands of pounds for a British pork pie manufacturer.

By carrying out an in-depth analysis on a planned expansion project using bespoke discrete event simulation, CenFRA has created Vale of Mowbray, an interactive 3D computer model of a proposed factory layout.

This includes technical details on the existing production equipment to evaluate and quantify the benefits and implications of integrating new equipment on a 'virtual scale'. This has been done without creating any disruption to current manufacturing operations or the need for complex spread sheets and speculative guesswork.

Following aggressive business growth, the Vale of Mowbray identified that it would need new equipment and a site extension to keep up with demand, but was unsure how these changes would be integrated with existing production.