International confectionery manufacturer Perfetti Van Melle is known for appealing brands such as Mentos, Chupa Chups, Alpenliebe and Smint. The company was created in 2001 when Italy’s Perfetti S.p.A. took over Van Melle NV. Its headquarters are located in Lainate, Italy, and the Dutch city of Breda. The old factory in Breda is being renovated in stages.
Perfetti Van Melle’s products are sold in more than 150 countries across the globe. Its Benelux organisation distributes Mentos, Fruittella, Klene, Look-O-Look, Chupa Chups, Smint and Frisk throughout the Netherlands and Belgium. As running its operations with respect for people and the environment is part of corporate culture at Perfetti Van Melle, Corporate Social Responsibility is woven into the fabric of the organisation. Perfetti Van Melle pays attention to people, planet and profit, all the way from procurement to sales, as well as when renovating its factories.
The facility that Perfetti Van Melle operates in Breda manufactures Mentos and dextrose products. Every day it turns out over 3 million rolls of Mentos in a continuous, automated process.
A process that needs to keep running, also during the renovation of the factory. This requires a flexible attitude from Bolidt that has been asked to install the industrial flooring system Bolidtop® 700. The installation takes place in stages to ensure minimal disruption to the production process. Good planning and coordination as well as a flexible approach by Bolidt’s team of specialists make this possible.
The robust Bolidtop® 700 flooring system was an obvious choice for the production areas at Perfetti Van Melle. The floors here have to be extremely shock and impact resistant, because they have to withstand the constant impact and movement of forklift trucks and other heavy transport vehicles.
They also need to be strong enough to cope with the concentrated loads of, for instance, the heavy steel containers that are frequently used and machines weighing multiple tons. Bolidtop® 700 is a flooring system with exceptional mechanical strength. On top of that, it has a slip resistant surface, thus contributing to a safe working environment, and can be properly cleaned; a prerequisite in the food industry. Bolidtop® 700 meets all the requirements set by Perfetti van Melle.
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