B&F Potatoes grows and supplies quality potatoes via its 2000 acre farm site in Butterwick, North Yorkshire. The company supplies some of the best known commercial customers across the North of England.

Following a referral from fellow BNI Kingstown Bevan member, Ralph Bennett who advises the B&F Potatoes management team on the Health and Safety management and procedures, it was found that enhanced safety measures involving the erection of new platform extensions were required for suitable maintenance access on a conveyor.

This conveyor is very large, able to sort the potatoes in huge quantities and it was shut down for the platform and guard rails to be installed.

With intensive production, downtime at a business like this potato processing facility must be kept to an absolute minimum, one of the reasons that Stead Engineering is best for the job.

Stead Engineering produces made-to-measure structural steelworks of all kinds, including staircases, platforms, walkways, mezzanine flooring and access platforms, offering a complete steelwork solution designed with precision.

Mark Thompson from B&F Potatoes says:

“Recommendations from our Health and Safety Adviser led us to Stead Engineering who designed, manufactured and installed the new platforms for our conveyor.”

“Their team provides a friendly and professional service throughout the entire process and we are pleased with the finished product.”

“We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Stead Engineering for all fabrication and engineering services and feel confident that we can call on their services at any point in the future.”


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