Without acquiring your own customised traffic management plan, little information can be found on the best traffic management practices in manufacturing facilities. And no manufacturing facilities require a detailed traffic management plan more so than food and beverage manufacturers. Read more
When a leading beverage manufacturer in Western Sydney experienced drainage and flooring issues, Allied Finishes was called on to provide a solution that ensured better stability for the manufacturer. Read more
Every year producers could find themselves needing to completely repurpose an area of their facility due to new supply contracts, among other changes, and finding the right support is a critical factor. Read more
Enhanced preventative maintenance is a critical component to any maintenance strategy, particularly in the demanding environment food manufacturing facilities present. It is the key to lowering maintenance costs, reducing downtime, increasing uptime, improving asset lifespan and efficiency, as well as increasing workplace safety. Read more
Internal construction in the food and beverage manufacturing industry is huge. Every year, new supply contracts are won with distributors, meaning a new production line must go in, or a change in existing production lines to cater for the new contract. Coolrooms are turned into production areas, warehouses into coolrooms, or production areas into storage areas/warehouses. There’s a lot that goes on that no one would see. And while these projects are internal, there’s a lot to be considered before signing the purchase orders. Read more
Allied Finishes was called on to design and deliver a complete flooring, drainage, and hobs package for a large Australian beverage manufacturing facility. Adam McCleery writes. Read more
Drainage systems in food production facilities are under a lot of pressure due to high traffic, grease, fat, food waste and various chemicals from cleaning procedures. Without an appropriate drainage system, wastewater can cause pipe blockages and major disruptions to services. In addition, cleaning can be difficult, flow inefficient, and bacteria growth a looming threat. Read more
A smooth floor, freshly drenched in a combination of oils and water, casual footwear, a fallen sign, and a hasty employee, a recipe for disaster. And that’s just one scenario that could cause an expensive slip, trip or fall.
The main purpose of flooring in food manufacturing facilities is for compliance.
Flooring specialists, Allied Finishes, have spent the past two years working on a new product which sterilises production floors without creating a slip hazard – SteriFloor. Read more
In the Food and Beverage manufacturing industry, two of the highest priorities are employee safety and food safety. In the world of flooring, these two challenges are in constant conflict. You can throw chemical resistance, abrasion resistance, heavy traffic, thermal resistance at any flooring company and they’ll have a solution, but throw them the battle of slip resistance vs cleanability? You’ll only be left with a couple of half-hearted responses. Read more
The changing requirements in food and beverage manufacturing facilities creates an ongoing struggle for plant/site managers to produce an effective traffic management plan. With areas constantly being repurposed, standards updated and new traffic management solutions introduced regularly, it’s a battle understanding what will work in each situation. Read more
Allied Finishes is a third-generation family business that specialises in coatings, including those used in the food and beverage industry.