Food and drink represents a vital sector of the UK economy; productivity has increased by over 11% over the past 5 years compared to a UK overall productivity increase of 0.5%. The sector accounts for 16% of total manufacturing turnover, employing over 400,000 people across almost 7,000 manufacturing businesses, and has doubled exports over the past 10 years.
In an increasingly competitive market, energy efficient solutions and manufacturing installations are vital, as well as achieving the highest levels of air quality for the manufacture of some products, to reduce the possibility of contamination; compressed air that comes in contact with food must be controlled in accordance with ISO 8573.1 and ISO12500.
High quality compressed air is critical for providing food products that are not only cost effective to process but also safe to eat. Ace Group designs and installs high performance, energy efficient systems used throughout the food and drinks industry in the UK and further afield, providing reliable, often bespoke equipment making an important contribution to process security.
Alongside compressed air systems, Ace Group also supplies process filtration (including cryptosporidium filters and support services), specialist equipment for nitrogen blanketing and a wide range of additional services including air handling, vacuum pumps and blowers, air conditioning, refrigeration, energy auditing and management.