Manchester-based foodservice bakery company, Kara, has invested in excess of £1m back into its site. The major investment will bring about an improvement to production efficiency and will help the bakery increase its capabilities.

The first wave of improvements have gone towards bolstering the efficiency of Kara’s Lanham line, where the baker’s famous floured baps and seeded deli rolls are made.

A significant portion of the funds have been invested in the Lanham Proofer, this has included the replacement of the proofer enclosure, air conditioning system and hydraulic drive pack.

All of these modifications will result in a more effective and integrated functioning system to improve quality and consistency as well as to reduce lost time and meet efficient production standards.  

Robin Mountain, Business Unit Director at Kara, commented: “This investment marks the beginning of a really exciting time for us at Kara and it’s fantastic to see the completion of a replacement Lanham plant proofer. Improvements to the production plant not only means that we’ll be able to produce a higher quantity of products in a shorter space of time, but also provides an opportunity for Kara to grow and expand further.”

Further investment will see Kara improve its main bakery ventilation systems and the replacement of one of the three spiral freezers, which will further increase capacity for the future.


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