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23rd January 2023

FoodClean & Cranswick Innovation Day

FoodClean hosts successful Innovation Day with one of the UK’s largest food producers, Cranswick


Following its rebrand from QJS to FoodClean, the market leading hygiene specialists began 2023 with an exciting Innovation Day at FoodClean’s Experience Centre. The event focused on the newly found strategic partnership with Cranswick, working alongside one another to maximise innovation and collaboration in the food manufacturing sector.


Cranswick FoodClean Innovation Day

Cranswick specialises in producing a range of high-quality fresh and added value food products to UK grocery retailers, the food service sector and other UK and global food producers. The range includes fresh pork, poultry, convenience, continental and gourmet products, and they recently diversified into pet food. Operating from 20 well-invested facilities across the UK with a team of over 13,000 people, today Cranswick is one of the UK’s largest food producers.


Based in Lincolnshire, FoodClean are market leading hygiene specialists in chemistry, equipment, academy and operator protection for food manufacturers. As the world becomes increasingly focused on sustainability and workplace safety, the company recently launched the Clean Factory Revolution which is a comprehensive system that covers all hygiene requirements.


‘Develop fast’ and ‘Share Expertise’ are fundamental values of FoodClean. These values are powerful drivers in the FoodCleans belief that food manufacturers must clean more sustainably using:

  • Less water
  • Less cleaning chemicals
  • No harmful chemicals
  • Less energy
  • Greatly improved welfare for hygiene operatives
  • Increased up time

FoodClean and Cranswick have launched their strategic partnership to drive innovation in best practice cleaning and hygiene, where a solution is not already available in the market.

Ribbon cutting - Cranswick FoodClean

Darren Andrews, Cranswick’s RTE Divisional Technical Manager, stated:

“Since agreeing our innovation partnership in 2021, the level of engagement, joint vision, investment and progress has been fantastic. I look forward to showcasing the work to date, which I am sure will make us all proud, plus stimulate even greater stakeholder interest in our very important innovation partnership with the team at FoodClean. Innovation forms a key pillar within our Cranswick Strategy, it is of vital importance to our ongoing success. Having an active innovation partnership with partners such as FoodClean allows us to unlock and solve problems.

“Since the original inception of this partnership, FoodClean has strategically aligned with the joint ambition to be the best. They have financially supported the partnership with significant investment and time, and have brought outstanding ideas and solutions to us. The progress so far is very exciting and we look forward to delivering industry-leading innovation and setting the pace for others to follow.”


The Innovation Day marked the beginning of a strategic partnership between both companies. The event included the full FoodClean Experience with a live factory demonstration, collaborations around new innovation projects and how this strategic partnership can develop moving forward.

FoodClean Factory Demonstration

We asked Lars Turner, Business Development Account Manager at FoodClean, his thoughts about the day:

“The Innovation Day was very important to us as a company, as it showcased our innovative, unique and exciting partnership with Cranswick. It’s fair to say it’s the first of its kind, and the success for both parties has been beyond expectation.

“Innovation is essential as without it, a business would stagnate. Innovation in our company has allowed us to keep providing the industry with the market leading benefits which we have become known for. Having a group like Cranswick working with us on this allows us to progress on this journey quicker.

“The innovation partnership with Cranswick has given us access to a wealth of information, resources, experience and opportunity to innovate due to the buy-in and investment from both parties. I think it has the opportunity to really step up now, as we have tangible, real benefits now proven, and real challenges to begin working on to overcome and improve upon as we continue to develop the sustainable hygiene blueprint.”


FEC Training Room

It was great to host the first of many innovation events with Cranswick at our brand new FoodClean Experience Centre. The day was a huge success and FoodClean looks forward to developing the partnership.


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