Coors is one of the worlds largest brewers and brands of beer and has a brewery in Alton, Hampshire, England. The brewery formerly owned by Bass was sold to Coors in March, 2002. Roy Browne, Head of Security, was looking for a 1st class integrated Access Control and Time & Attendance system which would help the brewery maintain control of the many visitors and vehicles that enter the site daily, and in addition help the company adhere to the European Working-Time Directive rules.
Sun Valley, a recognised leader in the European food industry, recently have installed a WinTA system to control access control at their UK sites. From turnstiles and car park barriers to internal doors the system had to allow the staff to gain access quickly while providing an accurate procedure for accounting for all members of staff and visitors in emergency situations.
In the UK and Ireland St Ivel is a major supplier of branded and Customer label products to retailers. It produces dairy spreads, low fat spreads, margarines, yogurt, fromage frais and desserts from it 4 Manufacturing Sites around the United Kingdom. A Tensor system has been installed at the factory in Chichester to provide access control and employee Time and Attendance monitoring.
British Pepper and Spice have been combining their knowledge, craft and imagination to produce quality herbs and spices over many years. Today, British Pepper and Spice are the largest UK supplier of retailer branded herbs and spices. Their own Gourmet Garden range can be found in all major supermarkets. Around 150 permanent staff are employed at their facility at Brackmills in Northampton.
Fenmarc is a large supplier of a wide range of quality fresh and prepared produce to major supermarkets. It employs over 500 people at its 3 factories - 2 within 10 miles of March and another 70 miles away at Swinderby. Six years ago Paul Bower, IT Manager, was asked to find a new system to provide an accurate way of recording employee clocking and also access control. Paul says,"As the company expanded we went through several migrations from mechanical clock, a barcode scanning system and finally a TimeTrack system."
Based in London, Harvey & Brockless are a premier supplier of quality cheese products and food ingredients to the UK and Europe. When they were looking for a Time and Attendance system linked to a Sage Payroll to quickly and accurately pay their employees, they selected Tensor. Other reasons for going with Tensor The Absence Planner that enables them to plan for holidays and record sickness Blue Smart Cards, especially made for the food industry
For more than 100 years Tetley have been producing the nations tea and today manufacture tea which is exported all over the world. The main UK manufacturing site, based in Eaglescliffe, Co Durham, employs around 600 personnel.
Budelpack are one of Europe's leading multi-specialist contract manufacturers and contract packers, with UK plants at March, Cambridgeshire and Rhymney in Gwent. The March plant was especially designed to meet the requirements of the food industry.
Fold Hill Foods Ltd are manufacturers of dried pet food and have been producing pet foods for over 20 years. They have gained and maintained an enviable reputation for quality and for this reason are now the largest supplier in the UK of dry pet food for retailers' "own brands". During February 2003 Company Accountant, Nick Barkworth, was looking at ways of providing better and closer control of the working hours of the 150 strong workforce.
Toms Confectionery is the second largest manufacturer of 'own label' sugar confectionery, employing over 400 people across 3 sites and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Toms Gruppen AS, a leading Confectionery manufacturer in Denmark. In Late 2000 IT Manager, Tony Farrar, was in search of a new Time and Attendance system and an Access Control system to improve security.