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31st March 2021

By Justine Thompson



GA Pet Food Partners has joined forces with specialist fast-action door suppliers and an automated vehicle manufacturer to meet a growing demand from customers around the world.

The company relies on a fleet of automated vehicles, known affectionately as camels, to safely transport dry ingredients between production, packaging and distribution areas within its production site and two 200,000 sq ft distribution centres in Lancashire.

Designed, manufactured and installed by JBT Automated Systems, the camels feature Dynaco fast-action all-weather doors to simplify all loading and unloading operations. A total of 12 doors from the FlexiEdge range were supplied and installed by Stertil door products.

FlexiEdge fast-action doors have been designed to set new standards of safety. Their fast opening and closing enables the uninterrupted movement of the automated vehicles that transport dry ingredients from the kitchen to the production site where the ingredients are mixed with fresh meat and oils.

The final stage of the operation involves the use of the automated vehicles to deliver packaged and palletised consignments of finished products to the distribution centres for collection by road transport.

“Working alongside our own trusted partners – Dynaco and JBT Automated Systems – we were able to provide an efficient and effective solution for GA Pet Food Partners,” says Andy Georgiou, general manager of Stertil Door Products.