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The wish of The Hague-based Menken Orlando – namely to produce chocolate-coated nuts and dried fruit at a single location – was recently granted. Their logistical and production processes were further harmonised after a plot of land was purchased on an industrial site near the outskirts of Boskoop. A challenging project, where speed was of the essence, but with a fantastic final result!
The biggest challenge at Menken Orlando, which produces chocolate-coated snacks amongst other things, was the comprehensive nature of the project. It involved constructing new premises, purchasing new chocolate process equipment, and recruiting new employees. And because there had to be harmony between the various facets, the whole process had to be carefully devised in advance. “When we came up with a plan to build new premises, we quickly realised that we wanted to integrate the chocolate factory into the new building” says Ad-Willem Slings, who responsible for improvement and investment projects at Menken Orlando. “My colleague Laurens Bouwmeester, who is production manager for processing and engineering, has a great deal of experience when it comes to chocolate, and his expertise allowed us to take the production of chocolate-coated products to the next level at our new location.”