Fix & Fogg is fast becoming an iconic NZ company known for producing quality and delicious nut butters. In fact, their butters are so good, they’ve won accolades here in NZ and internationally.
The Wellington-based company started producing commercially in 2014 and Compressed Air Controls first met them as a small company in a very small factory in a back alley in central Wellington, where they were supplying butters to a niche market from a shop window. In 2016, they shifted to a larger factory to accommodate the growing demand for their product and since then have had to expand another two times due to the growing demand for their product.
An increase in demand for product means an increase in production and air supply, and we've been able to assist Fix & Fogg with meeting their air demand needs through their significant growth.
When we meet a company, we take into account their current air consumption, anticipate any future growth over a five year period, and provide recommendations for the best product/products that will support this.
"We determined the right compressor solution for Fix & Fogg to allow plenty of growth for their air demand needs at the time," says Compressed Air Controls Sales Representative Mukesh Parsotam.
This was before the company's growth significantly exceeded even Fix & Fogg's predictions for production demand.
"We were able to provide a solution to meet their changing demands in air supply, production layout and their machinery," he says.
With all compressed air demand requirements comes an obligation to ensure the ISO air quality is met, and as experts in this area we helped them meet the the air quality standards specific to their industry (ISO 8573-1).
We did this by initially installing adequate compressed air filters and a refigerant air dryer. When the existing system simply could not cope with their production demands or air quality requirements, we installed an entirely new compressor/filtration package.
Fix & Fogg continues to expand and we happily support them to do so. We understand that like most of our customers, they have a tight schedule and need to meet production demands. Our experienced Service Technicians work around this by undertaking the installation and service work outside of production running hours.
"We completed Fix & Fogg's latest expansion over the Christmas break," says Mukesh.
"This was a significant time-critical-installation as it was tripling their production capacity, and it meant there was no disruption to their production and staff were able to return from their break knowing the increased production lines were ready to go".
Fix & Fogg's Operation Manager Alex says he has been impressed with the long term solutions that Compressed Air Controls has provided to facilitate their growth, and is appreciative that Compressed Air Controls can work around their busy production schedule.
"The fact that Compressed Air Controls can work outside of normal business and operation hours has prevented us from having to shut our production down at another point in time when we wouldn't have normally. We only had a tight window over the Christmas period where our production would be shut down and the work could be completed. This wasn't a problem for the Service Technicians who managed to fit the work in for us over this time," he says.
Fix & Fogg are a New Zealand based success story, and it has been Compressed Air Controls' privilege to assit them in their journey. If your company is experiencing an increased demand in production or predict this growth will occur, we can help you meet your air demand and ISO air quality requirements.