MovemanSKG has installed a heavy-duty Titan goods lift at apetito ltd’s
manufacturing plant in Trowbridge, Wiltshire. apetito is a global company
that supplies quality frozen food and catering solutions. It has over
8,000 employees and boasts an impressive ten year track record in growth
apetito’s main site at Trowbridge recently underwent a multi-million pound
refurbishment, which includes a two storey dispensary. Here, Titan
transports freshly prepared food mixtures to an upstairs storage area,
which distributes them to other production departments when required.
Titan lift helps the factory make over one million frozen meals every
week! Moving the heavy tubs of food mixtures to the upper level storage
area would be almost impossible without the lift.
Chris Page, Key Operative at apetito’s Trowbridge facility, explains:
"Employees should not carry out excessive manual handling at work. It
leads to strain injuries known as musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), which
can be severe or long-term. movemanSKG’s Titan reduces manual handling
requirements and helps keep our workers safe. It performs reliably despite
constant use – a real workhorse!"
"As food is prepared here, hygiene is of the utmost importance. We need to
keep our facility clean and prevent product contamination. movemanSKG
built our lift from stainless steel, which makes it easy to sanitise."
apetito’s Titan travels nearly five metres and carries loads of up to
1000kg. It features a robust steel barrier around the base of the
platform, which helps operators to avoid damaging the lift when loading
goods on heavy trolleys or pallets.
The unit has bi-parting fire resistant doors on both landings, and a large
1500mm x 2000mm platform. User friendly controls mean workers can operate
the lift with minimal training.