Case study – “significant savings in production downtime”

When Tayto, the third-largest snack manufacturer in the UK had issues with setting up their batch fryers at their Corby plant and were looking for a maintenance company who could offer a new service plan they asked an external consultant for help.

The consultant recommended that they speak to Fairburn Heating Solutions and we were glad to help.

We quickly resolved the fryer issues and began working with Tayto on a Stepwise Service Programme which follows the Fairburn Asset Management Excellence Journey.   A close working relationship with the Tayto Engineering Team was developed allowing us to service, monitor, audit and review the programme which ensured delivery of tangible production time savings.

The relationships built by our engineers gave the Tayto Engineering Team confidence and helped them secure the plant time needed to conduct the process improvement trials without affecting the manufacturing schedules through better controlled downtime.

Following the success of this initial work, Fairburn are now engaged under an on-going retainer arrangement with annual reviews to support maintenance, carry out remedial work and handle occasional callouts at the Corby site.

Commenting on the initial programme of work, David Weston, Engineering manager for Tayto group said “Having a Stepwise approach to Asset Management Excellence is at the core of Tayto’s business. The service provided by Craig and the team at Fairburn Heating Solutions fits the model perfectly and has given us the time to make great changes to our process heating equipment and make significant savings in production downtime.