A £2.5 million project set over 32 weeks saw the development and extension of an existing factory to facilitate business expansion.


Established by award-winning food manufacturers Samworth Brothers in 1999, Kettleby Foods produces a range of high quality chilled ready meals to major retailers across the UK. Since production began with a range of just 11 pies, Kettleby Foods’ operations have since expanded to exceed over 120 products made from the finest ingredients and to the highest standards.


Kettleby Foods has earned a reputation for creating fine products from locally sourced ingredients wherever possible and with innovative ideas and processes. Continually identifying new cuisines, new flavours and new tastes, Kettleby Foods continues to provide ready meals for major retailers such as Tesco.  Part of the hugely successful Samworth Brothers group, Kettleby Foods maintains the attitude of its parent company: to provide the highest standard of products and service to its customers and their consumers at all times.

Our long-term partnership with Kettleby Foods has seen us assist with their expansion over three major projects and assist with developing capital expenditure plans. The first project was an expansion project that saw the development of an existing factory to house a cookhouse extension and a packaging and dry goods warehouse. It also included the installation of new tray wash, rack wash, cooking and cooling vessels. Additional relocation of a CIP plant and bulk chemical storage was also required.

The second project had a value of £2 million and had a programme of 28 weeks. The aim was a major expansion of the existing factory to incorporate a new potato facility in order to increase production levels by 30%. This required substantial internal alterations and extension work to improve amenities, low risk and high care production, and to install new offices and and a new product development presentation suite.

The third project we have undertaken for Kettleby Foods is the creation of a new high care holding and blast chills within their existing facility as well as extensions to the existing packaging store and boiler house. This will include the revision of all associated existing services. This project was set over a 16 week programme and had a value of £1.25 million.

We take client ideas from initial inception through evaluation, design and final implementation. Our team of expert consultants come from food industry backgrounds and thus collaborate with clients to assess their project goals and then take ownership of their project from a position of experience. With precise planning, skilled management and expert handling, we ensure the successful delivery of projects on time, within budget and to client expectations.

Having collaborated with Kettleby Foods over three substantial expansion projects, we have developed a long-standing, trusted relationship with the company. Our skills and experience have been proven time and time again in the successful results we have achieved for the company – shown in the repeat business we have secured for them. All projects have been delivered on time and within budget and met client expectations, enabling their operations to progress further on towards their future goals.

Integrated Food Projects have partnered with Kettleby Foods on a number of high-profile multi-million pound capital projects since 2003/4, helping the business to develop and grow. Throughout that time they have provided cost-effective and efficient solutions on development projects both at our existing ready meals production facility and also in creating a new satellite facility. The projects at our existing facility were managed without impact on our ability to service our own clients, and all projects have been delivered within budget, in a timely fashion and to the requisite standards of safety and quality. Their team work ethos and professional approach ensure successful projects and I would utilise Integrated Food Projects in the future without hesitation.