Uniq Plc is a European chilled food producer. It makes predominantly fresh chilled desserts, salads, spreads, fish, dips, dressings and ready meals for sale in the UK and continental Europe. Uniq Plc is a major supplier to leading supermarket groups in Europe on a branded and customer own label basis.
Uniq Prepared Foods in Spalding, supplies many of the UK’s leading supermarkets with a wide range of dressed snack, delicatessen and salad bar ranges.
£3 million invested in two automated production lines in 2004 has put Spalding at the forefront of automated technology.
Uniq were using a large amount of energy; in particular water which is used for the washing of food items along the production lines.
Uniq’s requirements were two-fold. They required:
- The ability to measure the energy and water consumption along various stages of the production line.
- A Monitoring and Targeting application to analyse and report on the utility usage.