Loughnane’s

Recipe for Success

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SF Engineering Helps Renowned Sausage and Pudding Maker Loughnane’s Produce the Best Bites for the Breakfast Table

Quality sausage and pudding made with the best natural ingredients are the pride of Loughnane’s, one of Ireland’s largest sausage and pudding producers. Creating some of the most natural, high-quality sausages and puddings in the country takes expertise and experience. Mix in some forward thinking, leadership and wise investments and what you end up with is the Loughnane’s recipe for success.

The company produces a range of products for both domestic and export, retail and food service markets, in chilled, frozen, raw or pre-cooked formats. Driven by a keen sense of future trends in the marketplace, Loughnane’s have focused on new product and packaging adaptation and the development of innovative new products. The company is currently developing an exciting new meatball product that will be launched soon. Loughnane’s development and production take place at their state of the art facility in Galway.

Good Preperation

When Loughnane’s started to design their new production facility two years ago, they looked at a myriad of suppliers and finally decided to partner with SF Engineering. Loughnane’s felt SF would help maintain the taste, bite and quality of three generations of sausage and pudding making, using the most modern process and packaging solutions that would create added value, give them competitive advantage and increase their overall efficiencies and profits.

“We needed a partner who could meet our exact requirements and provide us with the right mix of equipment for our flexible production,” explains Eoin Loughnane, Loughnane’s Product Development Director. “SF Engineering assisted in the development of our sausage production systems at our new purpose built factory. SF not only supplied us with the tailor made conveyor solutions we needed to fit our existing equipment into the new space but also incorporated new machines and a full hygiene control system.”

SF not only supplied us with the tailor made conveyor solutions we needed to fit our existing equipment into the new space but also incorporated new machines and a full hygiene control system.

Eoin Loughnane, Loughnane’s Product Development Director.

The Best Ingredients

SF’s challenge was to create production lines that would give Loughnane’s the flexibility they needed to manufacture a large variety of product. Everything from individual retail packs – both for their own brand and for well known supermarket brands – to bulk fresh or frozen sausage lines for food service and restaurants needed to be integrated into a seamless production flow. To support this flexible, high-speed operation SF provided Loughnane with the right combination of equipment from different brands, all tied together with SF custom conveyor systems.

A multihead weigher from Ishida – the world leader in weighing technology – ensures high-speed operation with unparalleled accuracy and reliability for the sausage and pudding line while an Ishida checkweigher ensures products remain within specification every time. CEIA metal detectors were installed for stringent quality control working seamlessly with Ishida’s checkweighers. Loughnane’s opted for the Ilapak packing solution for the perfect form filled and sealed bag applications as well as a full range of Roser hygiene applications, floor drains, hand sanitizing units as well as entry and exit controllers.

Mixing it Right

Loughnane’s investment in new production and process technology has created the flexibility the company needs to maintain its high-quality, innovative product range. “We have seen excellent business growth since moving into the new facility” says Daire Loughnane, Managing Director. “The payback has been good and we’ve found a reliable, solid partner in SF Engineering and they have delivered to our satisfaction.”

“The installation ran really well and we integrated old and new equipment into an efficient, highly productive layout in the new plant, “says Seamus Farrell, Managing Director of SF Engineering. “Since the initial installation we have continued to work with Loughnane’s to help optimize their production needs. All the team at SF are very proud to be associated with Loughnane’s and be able to provide them with the robust, reliable products and services they need.”

We needed a partner who could meet our exact requirements and provide us with the right mix of equipment for our flexible production

Eoin Loughnane, Loughnane’s Product Development Director.

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