The new weighbridge had to be robust enough to weigh 77,000 tonnes of roasting potatoes each year. Heinz also needed to install and commission the scale during one of only two short shut down periods per year.
Avery Weigh-Tronix removed the old ‘bridge, filled the old pit and cast new foundations, 60 feet further along the existing structure. Moving the scale’s position enables up to three vehicles to queue without obstructing the highway. Engineers then installed the surface-mounted deck, carried out testing and verification and had the new weighbridge operational in just six days, twenty-four hours ahead of schedule.
Mandy Kerr, EHS Manager from Heinz Frozen & Chilled Foods said, “The cost and quality of the new installation were a key consideration, but Avery Weigh-Tronix’s safe working practices were equally important. After the quality of service that Avery Weigh-Tronix had given us over the years, it wasn’t a difficult decision. We were kept very well informed throughout the installation, which to a global company like Heinz is especially important.”
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