Tetra Pak CPS Has the Right Formula for Laverstoke Park
24th June 2009
Tetra Pak CPS has installed a fully bespoke dairy plant at former Formula One racing champion Jody Scheckter’s award winning Laverstoke Park Farm for processing its range of buffalo milk products.
The Sherborne based company managed the process engineering from start to finish. The completely automated system comprises equipment for producing mozzarella, ice cream and pasteurised milk with a fully integrated single channel Cleaning-In-Place and hot water system completing the package.
This new range of equipment has enabled Laverstoke Park to fulfil its need for better processes with greater control, increased throughput, flexibility and product security.
The mozzarella manufacturing plant includes two 1000 litre tip tanks for making curd, a moulding machine, cheese cooling and brining tables, draining tables and a rotary machine for filling and packing balls of mozzarella into pots with brine.
A new 1000 litre per hour pasteuriser, two 2000 litre storage tanks and the new carton machine, which can fill up to 1500 Tetra Rex cartons an hour, have boosted milk capacity dramatically for the Hampshire farm. The Hoyer ice cream whipper freezer and cone/pot filling machine complete the processing plant.
By using Tetra Rex cartons, Tetra Pak CPS has helped Laverstoke Park Farm 'tick the box' for environmentally aware consumers. These lightweight cartons are made from natural, renewable resource-wood, they are low carbon and also protect products from harmful light.
Tetra Pak CPS won this latest order based on its nationwide reputation for expertise and adaptability to manage projects. The company is renowned for its support services, which complement all of its process systems and provide customers such as Laverstoke Park with a fully bespoke service.
The company’s project engineer, who managed the Laverstoke Park project, Tony Emm commented: “We work closely with all our customers, from concept through to installation and throughout commissioning and performance verification. This helps to ensure consistent results, products and hygiene and safety assurance, together with heightened environmental performance.
“Throughout this project we liaised with the building contractor and the customer to ensure that all aspects of the installation were exactly as required by Laverstoke Park. Tetra Pak CPS has integrated a system with the design functionality to suit their exact needs.
“The success of this project and the diverse nature of the customer's products, means that there is a very good chance that we will be able to carry out further development at Laverstoke Park in the future.”