SF Scrappage Incentive
Legacy portioning machinery could be costing your company more than you realise. The speed and accuracy of the machine are quantifiable, but the unexpected downtime could cost significantly more, especially if you are having problems sourcing spare parts or service engineers.
This February sees the launch of the SF Scrappage Incentive, a 6-month initiative to encourage UK and Irish food processors to trade-in their old legacy machinery and get a significant discount off the price of a new high-performance Marelec PORTIO. Effectively offering free money for new technology, much like the UK government-sponsored car scrappage scheme.
Developments in technology, regulation and concerns around labour requirements are putting growing pressure on food businesses. Investment in production and capex are key drivers for growth because automation brings increased production output, improvements in product quality and reduction in waste. It also helps solve skills and labour shortage, allowing the workforce to focus on areas where it would add more value.
“We recognised that industrial food processing suffers from especially high downtimes which is a crucial factor in production output, product quality, reduction of waste and ultimately company profitability.” explains Seamus Farrell, CEO of SF. “Our Scrappage Incentive is in direct response to our customers’ most commonly reported pain points to provide support where it is most needed – that is out-dated and unserviceable legacy machinery.”
The Marelec Portio is suited for fresh, boneless meat products, fish and poultry. Different product fixation systems are possible such as knife types, camera systems and belt type. The SF Scrappage Incentive scheme will run until 31st July 2018, subject to stock availability and any make or model is eligible.
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