New pellet frying and distribution equipment for crisps manufacturer


22 January 2024
New line at Deeside plant.

CALBEE, global manufacturer of potato snacks including the Seabrook Crisps brand, has invested in new frying, seasoning and distribution machinery for its Deeside plant in the UK. 

The investment has seen Calbee installing a variety of state-of-the-art frying technology, including an indirect heating system, which has been designed, built and installed by Fabcon Food Systems. 

The company’s new line can produce fried snacks from pellets or extruded products, with fried products being integrated into an existing seasoning and distribution system which has now been extended, adding further stations.
Platform extensions have also been added to accommodate the new Fabcon-designed horizontal motion and electromagnetic vibratory conveyors. 

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Fabcon, which manufactures, supplies and installs handling and processing equipment for the food industry, designed and built the equipment at its Norwich factory.

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