At the latter end of 2016 BKC were successful in winning a contract to design and build a machine that makes pies – pies of all shapes and sizes. Our client – the world’s largest food retail chain is renown for its quality, freshness, service and an overriding sense of community.

From a blank piece of paper the scope of work was indeed challenging – you might say something to get our teeth into… a complete machine, a soft meat depositor, a hard meat depositor, NINE sets of tooling both blocking and lidding, and tooling storage / washdown trolleys. The technology adopted was based on existing pie making technologies whilst incorporating PLC & PILZ control and safety systems. The emphasis was on functionality and speed of changeover enabling total flexibility in production. This flexibility and functionality restricts speed of manufacture but at 10,000 units per hour BKC have indeed designed and manufactured a quality machine to budget and on time.