Midlands based Lorien Engineering Solutions is working closely with food group Baxters to relocate the production of Fray Bentos pies from Long Sutton, East Anglia to Moray in Scotland.

The move follows Baxters’ acquisition of the Fray Bentos brand from Princes Limited in November last year.

Manufacturing of Fray Bentos products which includes its famous canned pies, is transferring from the Princes site in Long Sutton, East Anglia to Baxters’ production facility in Fochabers.

Specialist engineers at Lorien are managing the multi-million pound transition which includes the construction of a 1,500 square metre extension, all electrical, mechanical and packaging design elements and increasing effluent handling capacity.

Commenting on the project, Lorien’s Phil Colquhoun said: “We are delighted to be working with Baxters on such a well-loved brand. The timescale for a relocation of this size would usually be around 18 months but we are working to a target of 11 months, which has included Planning Approval for the new build and the line commissioned! While we also ensure minimal disruption to the adjacent production lines which have been operational for 100% of the duration of the project.

“We are pleased to say that things are running to schedule and the transition will be complete by the end of the year.”