McCain Foods makes food production more efficient at New Zealand potato processing plant

One of McCain Foods' food processing plants found more than 100 energy opportunities by inviting staff to an 'energy blitz'Most businesses can save serious money by improving energy efficiency. The first wins can be easy – but then what comes next? One of McCain Foods’ food processing plants found more than 100 energy opportunities by inviting staff to an ‘energy blitz’. McCain’s french fry plant near Timaru operates 24/7, turning 146,000 tonnes of locally-grown potatoes into frozen chips every year. Expectations for water and energy management are high. The plant has an Environmental Management System in place and is currently ISO14001:2015 certified. Quilliam and his team decided to run an ‘Energy & Water Blitz’ – a short, sharp hunt for opportunities run over two days. Twenty people from all over the business were invited to take part, including management, maintenance, factory floor and administration staff. More