MKN hails UK impact of £4m factory upgrade

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Thermal cooking specialist MKN claims it is now equipped to bring even more cutting-edge technology to foodservice operators after overseeing a massive expansion of its production facilities.

The manufacturer has ploughed more than £4m into the development of its manufacturing facilities in Wolfenbüttel, Germany, including the creation of a 1,500 square metre production hall and a state-of-the-art steel processing centre for making sheet components.

The processing centre will use the latest automated technology, which has a loading bed that can hold 300 tonnes of material, instead of the highly labour-intensive computer numerical control (CNC) cutting, polishing and folding process.

The company says the move will enable production build times to be “vastly improved” and allow it to produce equipment on demand.

Stuart Long, UK sales and marketing director at MKN, said: “The latest automated machinery will provide consistency and further improvement of an already very high quality product, which will ultimately benefit foodservice operations in our extremely important UK market, where our turnover has doubled in the last two years.

“Ultimately, the investment into the new production hall and processing facilities, which sit alongside our existing combi plant, aims to ensure even better service for our customers and further strengthen MKN’s national and international competitiveness.”

MKN counts the likes of restaurant chain Le Bistro Pierre, airline caterer Alpha LSG and education provider Magdalene College amongst its clients.

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