International food producer is latest MTC member

International food producer is latest MTC member

Date: Monday 23 February 2015

News International food producer is latest MTC member

Leading convenience food firm joins MTC

International convenience food producer Greencore Group plc has become the latest member of the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry.

The Dublin-headquartered company has 22 food producing sites in the UK and the US, employing nearly 12,000 people. The company supplies a wide range of chilled, ambient and frozen products to major retail, food service and manufacturing customers.

Greencore engineers will work with engineers and production specialists at the Manufacturing Technology Centre to improve its business effectiveness and trial new approaches.

MTC chief executive Clive Hickman is pleased that a company with the worldwide reach of Greencore had joined the MTC’s community.

“We now have several members involved in food, food processing and food packaging. Together we are exploring new technologies and production efficiency. Greencore has been an industry leader since it was established in the early 1990s and we look forward to working with Greencore’s engineers and experts here at the MTC,” he said.

David Miller, technical executive at Greencore Grocery said:

“Business effectiveness and cost efficiency is critical to us as a leading private label manufacturer, and provides a way for us to differentiate ourselves and ultimately deliver for all our stakeholders. Our membership of the MTC will help us to continue to deliver in these areas.”

The MTC opened in 2011 and was founded by the University of Birmingham, Loughborough University, the University of Nottingham and TWI Ltd. The MTC’s industrial members include some of the UK’s major global manufacturers.

I was very impressed with the whole experience working with Steve and Dave.
They came onsite, listened and then saw the problems we were having with our process. We explained how we wanted the process improved and they delivered with a number of solutions.
I cannot fault their commitment, brilliant work for the Brilliant Factories project.

Chris Gray
GE Oil & Gas