Lorien assists major Cadbury investment in Poland

Lorien Engineering Solutions has completed a landmark project for Cadbury at its new production plant in South West Poland.

The Lichfield based engineering and project design company, established in the West Midlands for 25 years working both nationally and internationally, has been chosen by the confectionery giant as lead process design consultant on a large scale installation project at a new state-of-the-art factory in Skarbimierz.

Two phases of the project have been completed, which include the design, procurement installation and commissioning of production lines for consumer favourites Crunchie, Chomp, Curly Wurly and Turkish Delight. The final phase, for Picnic and Double Decker lines, is on schedule to be completed in July.

The team at Lorien first began working with Cadbury in Poland in October 2007 and was then appointed to take the project forward through the Design Specification and Procurement stage, producing Process and Instrument Diagrams (P&ID's) and plant layouts. Since then, Cadbury has retained Lorien to manage the site installation and plant commissioning, up to the start of production commercialisation.

The factory has adopted an 'in line' process flow - raw materials in at one end and finished products out the other, with products separated into Alergen and Non Alergen. The building and process design ensures that there is no cross contamination of these products. Lorien has also provided additional health and safety and compliance expertise in the areas of site safety management, machine safety assessments (leading to CE marking) and explosive atmospheres assessment (ATEX).

Lorien's Roy Klek said: "This is a significant contract for Lorien and we are delighted to be an integral part of Cadbury's development in Poland. This project has benefited from our years of experience in the food industry together with our experience of working with Cadbury on a number of successful projects in the UK and Ireland."

Lorien's Poland office, based in Wroclaw, is providing continued support to the engineering team at Cadbury.

Andrew Mieleniewski, Lorien's general manager in Poland, said: "This has been the first major project that many of our Polish staff have completed for Lorien and the interaction with our UK-based engineers and our client's team has made the installation phase of the project very interesting and rewarding for all involved. We are now looking forward to repeating the success of this project with other clients, establishing and expanding within Poland."

Cadbury has invested over €250 million in the Skarbimierz facility which lies within one of Poland's industrial economic investment zones.