High speed doors increase productivity and security at Beacon Foods

February 19th 2024

Beacon Foods is continuing its investment in manufacturing and storage facilities by installing the first two of five, bespoke Klimate-Ardent high speed industrial doors from BID Group.

The award-winning, Brecon-based business, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of ingredients and ready-to-eat products, has purchased the fast acting doors to make significant savings through increased productivity, enhanced security and reduced energy bills.

With an average speed of around one metre per second, the doors provide easy access and enhanced security. 

When they are all installed, Beacon Foods will have three external and two internal high speed doors at the company’s factories, which total 53,000 square feet.

“Having fast and automatic door operation is essential to enable quick distribution of goods through internal and external doorways, which increases productivity, enhances security and reduces energy,” explained Beacon Foods chairman Edward Gough.

Antony Haynes, from Bolton-based BID Group Ltd, said: “It was a pleasure to work with Edward and the staff at Beacon Foods. Following the successful installation of the first two Klimate-Ardent high speed doors, the company has now ordered three more for their site. These doors are the perfect solution to provide ease of access and enhanced security.”

With a workforce of 140 employees, Beacon Foods supplies food manufacturers, food service, coffee shops, fast food chains and the travel and hospitality industries.

Established in 1993, the family-owned company is the UK’s leading specialist producer of garlic, ginger and chili puree, roasted and char grilled vegetables and fruit ranges, relishes, chutneys, sauces and fruit compotes.

Following recent £6 million investment in machinery and facilities, Beacon Foods can now offer UK produced, bespoke recipes of ready to eat IQF (individual quick frozen) char grilled and roasted vegetables, as well as sachets and dip pots.

The ingredients go into literally thousands of products, including sandwiches, ready meals, pizzas, soups, drinks and desserts, which can be found on supermarket shelves, airlines, restaurant chains and coffee shops.

Picture caption:

One of the new Klimate-Ardent high speed industrial doors at Beacon Foods.