From left to right: Peter Wright (Wrights Food Group) and JJ Kotze (Applied Principles)
As one of the UK’s best-known family-owned food manufacturers, Wrights Food Group (WFG) is staying true to its founding principles of quality, innovation and integrity by investing in paperless technology to assist its skilled, 600-strong workforce.
After spending more than £40million over the last 20 years on its state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and distribution centre, its latest investment in the Applied Principles software will enable the transformation of existing paper checks, inspections and audits by using hand held devices to capture and manage quality and operational data in real-time.
The consistent real-time process information will be generated by the Applied Principles software which enables dynamic business-critical decisions, digitalised traceability, improved efficiencies, reduced waste and delivers greater operational flexibility.
The system rollout will start on the 5th of October in the sandwich manufacturing area and over a six-month period, will be fully deployed across the business; including the savoury, ready meals and confectionery operations.
Wrights Food Group is a family business established in 1926 and based across three sites in Crewe and Stoke in the North West. Specialising in food development (npd), manufacture, distribution, retail and foodservice, many products are individually crafted and hand-finished with three million savoury foods produced each week.
CEO at Wrights Food Group, Peter Wright, said: “Our unwavering passion for food ensures that quality is at the heart of everything we produce.
“Investment in the Applied Principles, real-time software will transform our existing manual paper processes and provide us with immediate, consistent, operational data ensuring our skilled team maximises its NPD and production time while easily maintaining necessary audits, data capture and operational requirements.”