Keyani & Sons increases production thanks to Multivac UK

Birmingham-based manufacturers of halal doner kebabs Keyani & Sons has been able to boost production by 20 tonnes per month after the installation of a Laska Grinder by Multivac UK. 

It is hoped this development will help the firm to grow the business and meet future demands.

Before Multivac stepped in, Keyani was using a CombiGrind processing machine to grind its kebab products. This process consisted of defrosting and flaking the meat before loading it into the grinder. On average, it would produce 130 tonnes of kebab product per month.

However, the manufacturers wanted to increase production speed and output and to get rid of the defrosting and flaking process, resulting in the elimination of one machine. Subsequently, the company would reduce energy consumption.

It was important for Keyani to keep the same taste, texture and quality of product, and this presented an opportunity for Multivac to introduce the company to its exclusive partnership with Laska – an Austrian business with many years of experience within the manufacturing industry.

At the beginning of the year, a WWB200 Laska frozen block grinder was installed on a one-month trial period. With the ability to grind both frozen and fresh meat, the Laska grinder enabled Keyani to save time by not defrosting and flaking the product.

Following the successful trial period, the company made the decision to buy a Laska Grinder. It also invested in upgrading the power grid to meet the demands of the machine. Although an added expense, this move allowed the business to increase production and reduce costs on its overall energy consumption.

As the business expands, the new piece of equipment will enable it to meet increased product demands. Managing director of the firm, Omar Keyani, said he had been impressed with the after-sales service. “The fact I could make a call on a Monday and a Multivac engineer would be out the next day to fix the issue was fantastic and highlighted a great partnership between Multivac and Laska.”

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