Business: Natures Way
Location: West Sussex, England
With agricultural expertise at the heart of their business, Natures Way Foods began in 1994 with the aim of combining the freshest lettuce with the latest food manufacturing technology.
Since then, the organisation has grown to be one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of fresh, convenient food, supplying retailers and foodservice companies with prepared salads, coleslaw, potato salad, and fresh food-to-go salad meals.
Having previously procured peeled crops from different sources, Natures Way saw an opportunity to secure their supply chain, provide a fresher solution and reduce waste by sourcing raw stock and peeling on-site.
Undertaking desktop research, Supplier Development Manager, Ben Gilbert soon found that not all solutions are created equal with several options unable to meet Natures Way’s hygiene standards in their high and low care factory.
When Wyma was invited to design a solution that enabled Nature’s Way to peel from raw topped crop, it was clear our proven brush peeling technology would be a great fit.
Designed in full stainless steel to meet high care factory standards with a reduced yield loss of up to 15% compared to carborundum peeling, the Wyma carrot line has the capability to deliver up to 5.5 tonnes per hour of peeled carrots.
With dedicated local after-sales support and service a core consideration for Natures Way, the Wyma installation commenced in 2019.
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Supplier Development Manager Natures Way Foods
"The Wyma UK team generally have helped us out of a few holes, basically due to those guys holding a large stockpile of wearing parts, which without that we would have come unstuck a number of times I think so from a from an after sales perspective, having that broad UK support network is again is key to our success in this field"