Catering - Case Study
Flexibility to Work Around the Kitchen Staff was Paramount
What did Kellogg’s think about Nobel Fire Systems? They’re g-r-r-reat! That was the response from the people at Kellogg’s production facility near Wrexham after Nobel installed one of their K-Series fire suppression systems in the kitchen of the on-site staff canteen. The site began producing breakfast cereals in 1978 and since then it has developed to become the fourth largest Kellogg’s cereal plant in the world employing approximately 500 people with the majority working on a 5-shift continuous rota basis.
And it was this very fact that meant Nobel had to carry out all the installation work at a time when the staff would be least inconvenienced. So the Nobel team of installers agreed that all work would be carried out in four hour shifts over a two day period to ensure minimum interference as far as the canteen and the all important Kellogg’s workers were concerned.
While the flexibility to work around the needs of the kitchen staff was of paramount importance, the proven efficiency and overall costs of the K-Series system were also taken into consideration by the contractors. The system needed to be installed quickly and Nobel exceeded all expectations by delivering and installing in just two days. An additional benefit is that the K-Series system has also provided an aesthetically pleasing kitchen environment with no ugly pipework or protruding nozzles on show.
In this incredibly busy and energetic kitchen, fire prevention and protection is very high on the list of requirements and therefore required a supplier whose system would provide the highest possible standards of protection while also providing sensible economic savings in both installation time and overall cost. Nobel Fire Systems excelled in every criteria.