North East Business Award for Manufacturing

Intelect win Manufacturing Award at North East Business Awards

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Intelect win their regional heat at the North East Business Awards

Intelect Mechanical

Intelect Mechanical

Another win for our fantastic employees, this time it's a big thanks to our 'Mechanical' team, bringing home the 'Manufacturing Award' for the Teesside region of the 2020 North East Business Awards.

North East Business Award for Manufacturing

The North East Business Awards toast success, celebrate achievement and highlight successful and innovative businesses doing fantastic things right here in the North East. They shine a light on companies large and small, new and established, and remind us that the North East is a great place to live, work and do business.

Steve Gent company Director of Intelect Mechanical said “It’s great to receive this award, it gives some verification that all the years of hard work are being noted by significant people within our industry. We take immense pride in our hard working staff, serving our growing loyal customer base.”

Kirsten O'Brien presents the Teesside heat of the North East Business Awards

John Thompson attended the Zoom awards ceremony on behalf of Intelect

This years awards were conducted 'virtually', however Director & Company Secretary, John Thompson wasn't going to miss out on a chance to get dressed up for the occassion.

John was pleased to receive the award on behalf of Intelect, giving special credit to the 'Mechanical' team and their hard work, which undoubtedly contributed to us winning this award.

As a result of winning their regional heats, Intelect,  Bedmax, and Sotech were all entered into the 2020 Grand Final of North East Business Awards for Manufacturing. Despite a valiant effort from our team, we would like to offer our congratulations to Bedmax who took the honours this time.
john thompson north east business awards

All set for the North East Business Awards on Zoom tonight .

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Intelect have been busy upgrading and improving their workshops at their Grimsby site in Humberside, with the addition of a new five tonne overhead crane, six large fabrication bays and some specialist pipework equipment.

The ongoing investment plans accross all Intelect sites reflects the needs of our customers and our desire to deliver the best possible service, whilst ensuring our staff are kept safe.

Overhead crane

The installation of our new overhead crane will be a welcome addition, increasing both the capacity of what we can work on and the safety for our staff.

The crane will be put to work immediately, on a project we have recently won, to manufacture and assemble steelwork for a company in the chemical industry.

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5 tonne Overhead Crane.

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The new fabrication bays, lined with 34 metres of flame retardant curtain will increase our manufacturing capacity, reduce the risk of cross contamination between materials or inadvertent exposure of personnel to hazordous environments.

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Specialist pipework equipment

Achieving the best possible results comes from knowledge, experience and equipment, our Pipe Welding Division Supervisor, Paul Hurst recently sourced the following equipment to improve productivity in the preparation and welding of pipework.

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Mezzanine storage platforms at Britvic

Case Study : Mezzanine storage platforms

Intelect were contracted Britvic to undertake the design, fabrication and installation of a number of new mezzanines and gantries for their site in London.

This mezzanine was listed as number 1 and was free standing in the new section of the factory.

 

Project Information

Project: Mezzanine storage platforms
Client: Britvic
Sector: Food & Beverages
Discipline: Mechanical Design
Value: Various

Additional Information

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Case Study : Project Pelican

Intelect were contracted by KP Snacks to provide a total turn-key solution for a large project.

Prior to the project commencing, members of Intelect’s Electrical and Mechanical team travelled to Germany to assess the equipment and running order of two lines in a different factory that we had been contracted to decommission and relocate to the UK.

The project aim was to install two full process lines for the client, for two of their most popular products. Each line and platform had its own task to achieve within this process, in order for the products to reach the packing hall to be packaged, boxed and shipped.

As well as overseeing the project from a lead CDM role, Intelect were also contracted by KP Snacks to design, fabricate and install a series of hygienic platforms in accordance to BSEN1090. The platform design was developed in collaboration with Daxner to ensure access to their machinery was achieved to the British Standards. The platforms were also built with a hygienic design in mind, to ensure that they were easy to clean and maintain.

The platforms produced during these works included:

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  • Big Bag Station Platform
  • Allergen Platform
  • Compressor Platform
  • Bespoke Line Platforms

The high standard of work carried out from the design through to the fabrication and installation were shown across each individual platform.

On average, around 30 Intelect employees, across range of capabilities, were working on the site at any one time, along with additional subcontractors, who we were also responsible for.

The entire project was completed to the highest standards and to the expectations of the client, who also complimented us for our management, supervision and support throughout the project.

Project Information

Project: Pelican
Client: KP Snacks
Sector: Food Manufacture
Discipline: Mechanical and Process Design, CDM Services
Value: Various

Additional Information

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Mezzanines, Platforms & Structures

Mezzanines, Platforms & Structures

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Our years of experience in designing, fabricating and installing specialist platforms and structures has given us the knowledge and experience to provide you with high quality, safe solutions every time.

All of our structures are designed and constructed in accordance with BSEN1090 regulations, of which we are fully accredited. We ensure that any design calculations are verified and confirmed by a chartered third party, prior to fabrication, to assure maximum safety.

We design and build all of our mezzanines, platforms and structures with our customer in mind, using high quality, hygienic materials that can be used safely in the food industry, and multiple other extreme environments. The designs we provide allow for easy access to quickly clean, repair and maintain machinery, integral activities in any industry.

All structures can be fabricated in various material and finish combinations including:

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  • Powder coated
  • Wet painted
  • Open grid grating
  • “Altro” coating
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Our locations across the country allow us to react quickly to our clients’ needs and requirements, and we are not just restricted to the UK, with our installations team having previously completed projects as far as Europe.

Our trained fitters and welders are experienced in working with stainless and carbon steels, exotic alloys and a wide range of plastics, working to the tightest of deadlines, within critical production areas.

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Autodesk Autocad

We use AutoCAD to allow us to draft and edit 2D geometry and 3D models with solids, surfaces and mesh objects, providing our clients with precise 2D and 3D drawings.

Autodesk Advanced Steel

Advanced Steel is a 3D modelling software for steel detailing, design, fabrication and construction. Through a combination of Advanced Steel and Revit, we are able to collaborate on the same 3D model, not only saving valuable time but also minimising any potential for errors.

Solidworks

When it comes to tackling complex design problems, we are flexible and efficient, as our expert team of in-house design engineers are proficient in the use of both Auto Desk, and Solid Works. Using Solid Works allows us to tackle the most complex problems with critical detail work, providing our customers with the most appropriate design solution.

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Mechanical Design

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We provide design packages that suit the needs of the client and the project, ensuring we consider safety, compliance and quality requirements whilst maintaining agreed costs and programme constraints.

Our experienced team will help to develop your project design needs from concept to any stage including outline design, design for costing support, detailed design for practical construction, or any stage required to satisfy the project needs.

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Intelect & KP Snacks, Teesside

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KP Billingham

Intelect and KP Snacks, Teesside

Intelect's John Henderson (Senior Electrical Supervisor) heads up the team of 5 electrical engineers who work on a long term contract at KP’s manufacturing plant on Teesside.

Intelect have been working at the plant since 2000, with John’s team permanently on site since 2005. Their role on the site is split between project, maintenance and repair work to both the production line and the building.

Working alongside KP’s own staff

The factory underwent substantial works when the roof was replaced in 2010, Intelect were heavily involved in this project, installing the switchboard into a new switch room, connecting the electrical and mechanical services to various parts of the line.

Special projects

Alongside the contracted electrical work, Intelect are involved with special projects to increase productivity, safety and efficiency of the food processing and packaging lines. The following video, produced by KP Snacks, shows the inside of their manufacturing plant on Teesside. Below the video we've described projects that Intelect have worked on as part of their ongoing relationship with KP.

Process Monitoring

Process monitoring allows the client to measure the input and output of particular production line, helping to optimise energy conservation and performance.

Working with the KP team, Intelect have installed energy monitors, airflow meters and photocells including the design and manufacture of any brackets, fixings and guards.

Conveyors and robotic systems

Most of the conveyor systems used to transport product around the facility were designed, manufactured and installed by our mechanical and electrical teams. The robotic auto palletisation equipment was purchased from a third party company and installed by Intelect as part of the packaging line.

Access bridges and inspection platforms

Our mechanical team were also involved in the design and installation of stepover, access and inspection platforms, all of which are built in-house to BSEN 1090.

Electric, air and water supply

During the process area roof refurbishment in 2010, Intelect installed:

  • Emergency lighting.
  • Electric supplies for lighting and machines.
  • Airlines for pneumatics actuation.

Additional pipework and air handling units were designed and installed by Intelect to provide:

  • Steam & condensate pipework.
  • Air handling units and extract fans.

The team

John Henderson’s team at KP are self managed and responsible for their own equipment and practices on site.

  • All staff are IPAF accredited.
  • Dressed in all the appropriate PPE for the food industry with internal pockets.
  • Single piece food safe pens.

We recently purchased an additional MEWP (Mobile Elevated Work Platforms) and podium scaffolds to reduce the need to use stepladders on site, the podium scaffolds provide a stable and compact platform that allows staff to work comfortably and safely at lower heights. The MEWP's can also fit into tighter spaces and they extend to around 5.5 metres, for heights in excess of this we also keep scissor lifts and boom lifts on site.

Intelect are a multidiscipline company and are able to support the KP team with skills in order for them to achieve their daily activities or project work.

Project Information

Project: Various
Client: KP Snacks
Sector: Food & Beverages
Discipline: Various
Value: Various

Additional Information

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The Midlands: 01455 286071