Barfoots of Botley is one of Europe’s largest processors and packers of fresh produce in this sector, which includes asparagus, broad beans, courgettes, sweet corn, rhubarb, squashes and sweet potatoes.
The Marco YCM has been specifically developed for the controlled packing of fresh produce and has a proven track record in de-skilling the packing process, whilst reducing giveaway to fractions of a gram. The following year, Barfoots purchased a single station Waste Control Module for the same site. Following on from the success of the first install, Barfoots have now purchased an additional 24 station Yield Control Module and a further two Waste Control Modules.
Our range of fresh produce is not the easiest to pack and maintaining target weights within legislative requirements can be difficult. The Marco Yield Control System has reduced our giveaway dramatically, whilst our productivity has improved. Our operators find the systems easy to use and minimum training is required. With regard to the monitoring of waste, we now know when and where waste is produced and by whom. This allows us to fine tune our operation and optimise costs.
Tom Spragg – Operations Manager