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Riggs helps family-run business expand into Europe.

A family-ran ready-meals producer is expanding due to the growing demands for its premium quality products from major European retailers, and has returned to Riggs Autopack to help it meet the increased requirements.

Laila's Fine Foods, which specialises in authentic ready meals for both the food service and retail markets, has purchased a further depositing machine with low mount hopper, from Riggs Autopack.

As well as helping to meet the growing demand, Laila's Fine Foods invested in the additional depositing equipment to increase flexibility, improve reliability and to speed up overall production. As a result the company has increased its total throughput and is now able to use the same equipment for its entire product range.

Riggs Autopack's equipment which is easy to use and maintain has allowed Laila's to reduce changeover times and minimise downtime. The Model 1000 is designed to handle food products containing particulates up to 30mm cubed without damage, therefore minimising waste and helping to cut costs.

This highly versatile depositing equipment has been retrofitted onto the customer's existing production line and is depositing components for ready meals in 300g to 1500g portion sizes at impressive speeds.

It is now also able to deposit food products as diverse as curry, beef bourguignon and layers in lasagne, which has opened up scope for further opportunities to develop its product range thanks to the machinery's versatility. The company's past experience with Riggs Autopack has been very good and this time round was no exception.

Laila's managing director Laila Remtulla said: "We have been extremely happy with Riggs Autopack and have returned to them as they were able to provide us with reliable guidance in the fitting of the equipment onto our existing lines. The depth of knowledge demonstrated by their engineers has been invaluable and I would not hesitate to go back to Riggs again or recommend them to others."

Contact Riggs Autopack Ltd on tel 01282 440040 or visit www.autopack.co.uk
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