Hygienic Automated Sorting Warehouse, Wales

Puffin Produce Ltd

Background 

Following the continued growth of the business over recent years, Puffin Produce, a grower and supplier of fruit and vegetables, planned to introduce an automated sorting warehouse on their Haverfordwest site to improve efficiency.

Process

Stancold began discussions with Puffin Produce regarding the food-safe partitioning required to house the new automated sorting equipment on site.

We worked with the appointed architect during planning to design and then propose a detailed scheme of works, which consisted of allowances for intricate details within the project. This included a horizontal panel installation due to the 19m ceiling height and the creation of penetrations for the equipment’s cabling.

Project Delivery

Stancold installed four hygienic partitions in the warehouse, using Kingspan Quadcore 100mm panels to achieve a food-safe finish. Given the 19m ceiling height, the panels were installed horizontally between the existing framework, as a vertical build would not have been possible.

The team also created a series of penetrations within the partitions to allow for the cabling of the new equipment to run through, an element of the build that required planning and accuracy. The hygienic space was integrated with several personnel doors and a vision panel, expertly installed by the team to complete the works on site.

Our continued flexibility in adhering to both the site and customer requirements throughout this project was key in ensuring a successful completion of the sorting warehouse with a satisfied customer.

Andy Connell

An intricate design and build that we completed successfully

Sam Glover, Project Manager
LocationHaverfordwest
Building UseVegetables
Panel CoreQuadcore
Panel SupplierKingspan
Panel Thickness100mm
Panel Requirements1408m²
ServicesFull Site Surveys
Technical Advice
Value Engineering