An Appetite for Work

Friday 22 September 2017

A trio of Fife food company workers have been congratulated for notching up 125 years’ service.

Three employees of Foodmek, which designs, manufactures and installs machinery for the global food and drinks industry, have worked for the Tayport company for over 40 years.

Alan Johnstone (63), Chief Engineer from Tayport, Ally West (64), Mechanical Fitter from Broughty Ferry and Gurmit Bhachu (67), Factory Foreman from Dundee were all presented with a quaich and a bottle of their favourite tipple.

Since its formation in 1971, Foodmek has continually strived to be the premier supplier of process plant machinery for the food and drinks industry in the UK and abroad. The company enjoys a long and successful track record of setting up dedicated processing facilities for major customers and prides itself on the quality and sustainability of its workmanship.

Foodmek currently employs 35 people in its Tayport premises, with clients including Angus preserves producer Mackays, Diageo, Baxters, Wilkin & Sons, Tilda, Patak’s and the makers of Hartley’s Jam, Histon Sweet Spreads.

Scot Kelly, Managing Director of Foodmek said, “With Foodmek founded back in 1971, this fantastic trio have been here from the very early days of the business and have therefore made a huge impact on the company’s success to date. They have helped us build a reputation as the ‘go to’ business for food processing companies requiring help in designing, manufacturing and installing tailor-made equipment.

“While recognising these gents’ steadfast commitment and dedication to Foodmek, we are also acutely aware that we must entice new talent into the company.  We have an active apprenticeship programme which means that we are continually investing in fresh talent, providing them with the latest training and mentoring, and hopefully retaining them as part of the Foodmek family for years to come.”

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