Leading UK confectionery manufacturer Fox’s selects Belgravium’s Real-Time Mobile Computing Solution. Utilising the “Rugged by Design” Monaco 7100 truck mount and Geneva 6100 handheld, the solution will provide real time traceability and productivity improvements within their Leicestershire based manufacturing facility
About Fox’s Confectionary
The company began as a wholesale grocery and confectionery business set up by Walter Richard Fox in a Victorian warehouse in Leicester. Nowadays, with a history that spans over 100 years, Fox’s have become one of the UK’s leading sugar and chocolate confectionery manufacturers, producing a number of premium quality and well known brands that including Fox’s Glacier range, Paynes Poppets, Just Brazils and XXX Mints.
Since their humble beginnings, Fox’s have made significant investments to maintain their strong presence within the confectionary market, one of which included a £3million investment in state of the art technology to produce both the Just Brazils and Poppets brands at Leicester. More recently, Fox’s have seen their product portfolio growth further with the acquisition of the Sugar Puffs and Harvest Cereal Bars brands.
Fox’s continue to invest heavily in technology and recently selected leading mobile computing solution providers Belgravium to provide a real time RF system within their Leicester based manufacturing facility. The main criteria for the system was to improve traceability, picking speed and overall transparency of their warehouse operations within the “goods in”, “picking” and “putaway” operations. The solution – which utilises the “Rugged by Design” Geneva 6100 handhelds and Monaco 7100 data capture devices was perfect for Fox’s operation. The “Rugged by Design” devices are tough enough to withstand the rigours of the environment Fox’s operate within and have already secured several tangible operational improvements for the company. The company has future plans to roll the system out into additional warehouse operations within the Fox’s brand portfolio.
Karen Fotherby, Marketing Executive
Tel: 01274 741860