Kerry Ingredients is a global Food Manufacturer who also operate in a number of key sites in Australia and across the globe. Recently they upgaded a 1500m² section of the plant in Murrarie in Queensland.
Kerry has enjoyed phenomenal success since commencing op-erations in 1972. Our history traces the evolution and growth of Kerry Group – from its modest beginnings in the south west of Ireland into a leading player in the global food indus-try. Commencing from a green field site in Listowel, Co. Kerry, Ireland over 40 years ago, Kerry Group has realised sustained profitable growth with current annualised sales of approximately $9.8billion.
The Project Engineer had a focus on the importance of the protective flooring. The area is designated a wet production with hot water washdown, food chemical exposure and cycles of traffic
The requirement was for a tough, heat and wear resistant floor that was also demonstrated to be very low VOC and HACCP approved for Food environments. It also had to be fast to install within a tight itme frame for the build.
Sikafloor®-22 PurCem® was selected. Equally important was the requirement for an Expert Flooring Installer/ Contractor. The Contractor had to demonstrate a proven history of successful Food/Beverage installations as well as sound Quality Processes.
Apex Epoxy Flooring Pty. Ltd. was selected as the successful tenderer after careful consideration by the Head Contractor and Client. Apex is a recomeded Sika Floor PurCem Installer. Director, Nathan Young commented that Apex understand the importance of delivering a sound high quality result for Food Manufacturing facilities.
Kerry were expecting a close working relationship betwen the Contractor and supplier to ensure an efficient, timely install whilst maintaining a high level of finishing.
The result is another sucessful floor delivered by Apex and Sika for the Food industry that will provide a strong reliable platfrom for Kerry for the long term.
Sika products used
Sikafloor® 22 PurCem®