Formed in May 2004 and based in Brandon, Suffolk, Prep Direct is part of the Produce World business group, suppliers of a range of prepared potatoes and vegetables to the retail, food service and manufacturing sectors.
Over a period of time, the cores of more than ten reels of specialist packaging material had been put aside following damage sustained during transit and on-site handling.
Spotting a Reel-Saver advertisement in a trade magazine, Prep Direct’s Process & Development manager Andy Mitchell contacted manufacturer Jarshire Limited and, within a few days of delivery, all the damaged cores had been repaired and the reels put back in the production stream.
Pneumatically operated, the standard Reel-Saver is designed for cores with an internal bore of 70/76 mm with sleeve inserts available for other sizes. In operation, the tapered jaws of the Reel-Saver are simply inserted into the damaged core and, at a flick of a switch, they expand to return the core to its original shape.
Commenting, Andy Mitchell said: “An easy to use and economical investment that exceeded our expectations. The cost of the recovered film more than paid for the purchase”.