Project: Diageo Bottling Lines
Project Type: Relocation and Re-engineering
Location: Ayr and Fife, Scotland
Industry: Beverage Production
ControlRite Ltd working with it’s partner companies, Frederick Smith (Electrical) Ltd and Walsall Engineering Group Ltd have completed a marathon year to coincide with the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Over the past year ControlRite has taken on the task of relocating and re-engineering no less than four premium and two luxury whisky bottling lines for the drinks giant Diageo.
Through understanding of the customers’ requirements and knowledge of the intricacies of handling these valuable products ControlRite secured contracts of over £3M for the relocation works.
The initial phases of the contracts were to relocate and re-engineer the production layouts to suit the very modern and efficient new bottling hall which is 2.5 times the size of Murrayfield rugby pitch.
Each of four premium production lines was dismantled from the Ayr production facility and reinstalled in the new Fife facility within a five week period to limit the disruption to the business. This approach proved to be very successful in terms of meeting key milestones and reaching strategic production targets.
The additional assets brought to Fife will see production increase from 17.4 million cases per year to a staggering 35.8 million cases per year. In total over 1000 SKU’s and 46 brands have been introduced to the facility.
The second phase of the works included the re-location and re-engineering of two luxury production lines which brought exciting new challenges in product handling where an individual bottle of luxury whiskey can be many thousands of pounds.
The ControlRite design team, through experience and innovation, provided the solutions that proved to be a winner in achieving all the criteria of contactless handling whilst achieving high efficiencies.