Case Study Overview
Tutts Clump Cider is a family run business, which has won numerous awards including CAMRA Cider awards. Co-owner Tim Wale's production aims were ...
- To increase pressing capacity to 700 kg/hr
- An efficient, automatic pressing system
- Semi-auto bag in box filling equipment
We supplied and installed a Voran automatic milling/pressing system & a Technibag semi-automatic bag box filling machine.
Tim Wale started making cider from unwanted local apples as a hobby in West Berkshire on the kitchen table in 2006 making 25 litres. His production grew year on year and is now a family run business. Tutts Clump Cider now produces in excess of 70,000 litres of Cider and Perry per year. Tutts Clump Cider has won numerous awards including CAMRA Cider awards and was the Overall Cider Award at the Royal Windsor Racecourse Festival for three years running. Now available in over 200 outlets including Waitrose and Coop, Tutts Clump Ciders (suitable for vegetarians and vegans) are unfiltered, unpasteurised, uncarbonated and are sugar and gluten free.
The family were using a Voran Pack Press with mill, but wanted to upgrade to an automatic milling/pressing line to speed up the process and make it more efficient. A press capacity of up to 700 kg per hour was required. To fulfil and increasing bag-in-box and pouch demand, there was also a requirement for a semi-automatic bag in box and pouch filling machine.
Vigo supplied, installed and comissionined a complete automatic pressing line and bag in box filler, consisting of a Voran GKE Bin Tipper, a Voran sorting table with hopper, a Voran WA LC Washmill/Elevator, a Voran EBP500 belt press capable of pressing up to 700 kg/hour, a Vigo pomace conveyor, an Okoflow impeller pump, and Technibag Sympaty Top 320 bag-in-box/pouch filler.
See the Belt Press & Washmill/Elevator in action at Tutts Clump Cider here
'I chose Vigo because of price, availability and back up.
The equipment has speeded up the process by at least 400%, also cutting down man/woman hours.
What do I think of Vigo? Brilliant.'
Tim Wale, Tutts Clump Cider