Leading bulk material handling supplier, Spiroflow Ltd, has won two ‘Company of the Year’ awards, adding the UK based Food Processing magazine accolade in June to the prestigious UK SHAPA (Solids Handling and Processing Association) Company of the Year Award presented in April.
Spiroflow Ltd, which services customers in the UK and Europe, edged out strong competition for the SHAPA title which is given to the UK organization that has achieved the most by promoting best practices, setting aspirational industry standards and increasing sales. Just weeks later the influential UK based Food Processing magazine, awarded Spiroflow Ltd their 2014 Company of the Year distinction for engineering excellence.
Success for Spiroflow is nothing new and sales have grown significantly in recent years. The company is widely known for their custom powder handling equipment and company growth has allowed for important investments in infrastructure, namely IT, Health and Safety, training, and additional staff.
UK Marketing Director, Cathy Podevyn, says she’s thrilled with the awards, “It’s made me realize just how much we have achieved over the last three years. The company has enjoyed strong profits, steady sales growth, and a solid and growing bank of key customers. Above all I am grateful to our strong team of tenured colleagues who have made our success possible through the years and for our young team members who will propel us forward.”
Spiroflow Ltd has experienced a busy year with the January opening of its new state-of-the-art technology center near its manufacturing facility in the picturesque Lancashire town of Clitheroe. Here Spiroflow is able to offer services that set the company apart from the rest. Customers benefit enormously from the technology center’s unique powder characterization and testing laboratory.
The company actively encourages customers to use the fully equipped test center before purchasing any of its bulk material handling equipment that includes flexible screw, aero mechanical, vacuum, tubular cable and chain drag conveyors, bulk bag unloaders, bulk bag fillers, ingredient handling or weighing systems.
Whether equipment is required for efficiently conveying food ingredients such as flour, cereals and coffee beans or accurately controlling the flow of materials for the chemical and plastics industries, Spiroflow can assure customers that their dust-tight bulk material handling systems provide optimum performance and value.
As well as providing a comprehensive range of equipment and testing facilities, an outstanding level of customer service is part of the Spiroflow experience and is one of the reasons why companies in the food, chemicals and process industries repeated return to Spiroflow for their bulk material handling needs.
Spiroflow supports the business region and regularly recruits graduates from area universities. The company offers opportunities for aspiring design engineers as well as sales engineers, marketing and IT staff. Cathy Podevyn reports that young talent is hugely beneficial for the company, “It’s one of the most rewarding aspects of our work – the recruitment of young, energetic personnel. Their questioning minds, tenacity and fresh ideas have altered the dynamics of the company. We are proud to have a team ready to take on the future with drive and confidence, with the support of tenured industry experts.”
UK based Spiroflow Ltd as well as US based Spiroflow Systems, Inc. and Spiroflow Automation Solutions, Inc. are wholly owned subsidiaries of Spiroflow Holdings, Inc. Recently acquired Food Control Solutions is also a Spiroflow company.
Spiroflow is a world leading manufacturer of bulk material handling equipment for dry bulk solids in powder, granule, pellet and flake form across a wide spectrum of process industries. Spiroflow conveying and weighing systems are operational around the world and are acclaimed for their outstanding versatility and prolonged longevity in the most demanding environments.
A cornerstone of the company’s success is its eagerness to design and develop custom equipment to meet the needs of individual customers. Behind all Spiroflow products is a dedicated design, manufacturing, testing and installation team, supported by a rapid spares and service network. High standards are sustained through the company’s on-going development program utilizing CAD design facilities and material testing procedures.
Products include bulk bag dischargers and Spirofil™ bulk bag fillers, flexible screw conveyors, Aeroflow™ aero mechanical conveyors, Cableflow® tubular cable drag conveyors, Dynaflow® tubular chain drag conveyors, auxiliary powder handling equipment as well as case packing, carton loading, palletizing and robotic palletizing solutions.
Spiroflow Automation Solutions, Inc. (SASI) was launched in 2014 to expand our automation service offerings to customers in North America. Automation project services and solutions offerings include project development, control system design, industrial automation integration, control system migration, HMI design, procurement, startup and long term support. The company’s total solutions offerings include process control, robotics, scales, conveyors, Spiroflow material handling equipment and more.
Food Control Solutions, the leading systems integration and automation company in the food industry, was acquired in April 2015. They are a recognized system integrator for Allen-Bradley and Rockwell Automation, and a certified Wonderware system integrator – essentially the ‘triple crown’ in the automation and systems integration worlds.
Primary markets include the food, dairy, snack food, confectionery, beverage, pet food, pharmaceutical, packaging, industrial, chemical, plastics, minerals, cement, environmental, waste, and recycling.
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