LineView Solutions unlocks £5.4M in capacity increase for Britvic PLC


LineView Solutions, provider of manufacturing optimisation solutions, has unlocked £5.4M in capacity increase at Britvic’s factory in Rugby, UK through Line Balancing Optimisation (LBO). LineView worked with the leading British beverage manufacturer to execute a comprehensive LBO training project over a two-week period.

The programme achieved an immediate capacity increase of £2.9M, directly impacting Britvic's profitability, while revealing a further £2.5M in capacity gains through enhanced control optimisation.

LineView was tasked with upskilling the Britvic controls engineering team with the necessary skills and knowledge to identify and implement LBO opportunities across the business. With constant pressure to optimise production, LineView’s industry experts worked in collaboration with the team to implement practical improvements and enable the lines to fulfil market demand for summer can volume. 

The tailored LBO training equipped eight Britvic team members with skills to effectively balance operator and machine time. This focus included improving control, accumulation, speed, start-up, and run-out times across can lines, enabling the team to identify and implement LBO opportunities across the entire organisation. As a result, they are now positioned to unlock additional capacity increases across multiple lines, while also fostering sustained production efficiency through a commitment to continuous improvement. 

Miguel Ferreira, a representative from LineView, commented, "We’re delighted for the opportunity to collaborate with the Britvic team to deliver both immediate and sustainable results for its production lines ahead of increasing market demands this summer. Many companies find themselves sitting on a goldmine of opportunity but struggle with the transition from theory to practice. A quick but comprehensive training programme is often all that’s needed to tap into significant capacity gains. 

“Our hope is that by demonstrating the success of our partnership with Britvic, we can encourage others in the food and beverage sector to consider how LBO can unlock efficiencies, particularly as the sector is undergoing considerable pressures as a result of inflation, labour shortages and supply chain challenges.” 

Paramjeet Pahdi, Rugby Site Director at Britvic PLC, expressed his satisfaction with the project, stating, "I'm hugely impressed with LineView. We've unlocked significant capacity for our plant and reduced the impact of minor stoppages on our production lines. Most importantly, we've equipped our people to be able to go hunt down these opportunities throughout our business. LineView delivered not only an engaging course but also ensured we have full understanding and confidence to take ownership of this process moving forwards!”

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