Christian, originally from Stoke-on-Trent, brings with him over 15 years of extensive experience in the engineering and design industry. He has worked his way through the ranks from the shop floor - Project Engineer - Design Engineer - Project Manager - Design Manager and now Sales Manager. He is capable of working with 2D and 3D drawing software.
"I am thrilled to be the new Sales Manager for Podmores. The Podmores product range and reputation made my decision to accept the position very easy. I have an exciting learning curve ahead, to learn both new products and to create new customer relationships with both existing and new customers to Podmores. Being able offer my vast experience of packed product handling equipment into the equation means that we as a company will be able offer a new dimension going forward. Here’s to a bright and prosperous future" said Christian.
Podmores have developed and installed a bespoke automated pick and place system to put Mini Eggs onto the top of cakes. The entire system features a very small footprint and can was built to fit around the customer's existing production line, improving output to around 25,000 eggs on cakes per hour, all at a very high quality.
The system was manufactured from stainless steel to ensure the Mini Eggs were free from contamination and designed to ensure quick clean down is possible to minimise down time and also to meet the customer’s high standards of hygiene.
Podmores have developed and installed a bespoke dough recovery system for collecting and returning off-cuts of pastry from a production line so that it can be easily returned into the manufacturing process for re-use.
The system was manufactured from 316 stainless steel to ensure the dough was free from contamination and designed to ensure quick clean down is possible to minimisie down time and also to meet the customer’s high standards of hygeine.
Podmores have constructed a system perfectly suited to flavouring snack food products, especially preparing potato chips for rotary flavour coating. The de-oiling and flavour feed vibratory feeder based system remains an increasingly popular method of preparing products by first shaking them over an angled vibratory feeder fitted with screens to remove excess oils from the cooking process with flavours being added by the separate feeder situated above.
The feeders load the de-oiled product and flavours into a rotary mixer and has been commissioned for a 100kg throughput per hour which easily meets the customer's criteria - substantially higher rates were achieved in testing.
Nothing signifies the start of the Christmas season quite like a mince pie and a glass of mulled wine. Podmores have played their part in helping the Christmas spirit along by designing a bespoke sugar snow dispenser for the UK’s leading mince pie manufacturer.
Podmores have launched a re-designed version of their website. The new site has many new features aimed at improving prospective and existing customers' user experience. Amongst the latest improvements are an improved news center, a customer login area, service visit request form and more information about Podmores' products and services.
Podmores have helped a leading automotive airbag producer to handle knitted mesh airbag filters. Incorporated in airbag inflator systems, knitted mesh airbag filters use uniformly compressed knitted wire mesh elements to trap particulates from the propellant and to cool the expanding gas in the event that the airbag is deployed.