OAL supply market leading engineering solutions to the food manufacturing industry

Projects & Process

OAL have a 25-year history of supplying turnkey material handling and processing projects to blue chip UK food manufacturers. Food manufacturers trust OAL to deliver liquid and dry material processing projects up to a value of £5 million where proven experience, design excellence, automation, quality and outstanding support are valued. This also includes Steam Infusion; OAL’s heating, mixing and homogenising disruptive technology that uses steam as the motive force.

OAL Connected

OAL Connected provides market-leading label and date code verification systems installed on over 1,100 packing lines, ensuring full compliance with retailer’s codes of practice. Once protected, food manufacturers can achieve fast payback using the OAL Connected modules to add OEE productivity measurement, connectivity to line equipment, QA checking, traceability and paperless recording.

APRIL Robotics

Our team are world leaders in using proven robotic equipment to provide next generation food manufacturing preparation and processing systems. The systems currently support dry weighing, A to B transport, blending and full processing kitchens. The APRIL™ robotic modules interconnect allowing users to start small with an initial investment of circa £50,000.


"Food Is Life"

Customers have guided us with distinct requirements for each sector allowing each team to work as a focused fast moving group dedicated to their specific market. The OAL tradition of trust, fairness and investment in our people bonds our teams. We strive to keep our customers ahead and future-proofed by leading multiple R&D projects currently valued at £3.5 million aimed at developing tomorrow's tried and trusted.

Latest Insights

Latest Case Studies

Major Ingredient Handling Project Increases Capacity to 50,000 Doughnuts Per Hour

OAL designed, installed and automated a new dry material and liquid handling system comprised of silos, big bags and FIBC's to increase doughnut production to 50,000 per hour at market leading food manufacturer with a total project cost of c£870,000.

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Wagg Foods Increase OEE by 30% with OAL Connected

Discover how Wagg Foods are using OAL Connected to protect their packaging line from label and date code errors whilst driving operational improvements on the shop floor, all from one system.


What's new at OAL?

Automate Your Dry Ingredient Weighing

We all know health and safety is paramount in food manufacturing but how do we mitigate against the risks associated with manual ingredient handling?

Food manufacturers can now automate their dry ingredient handling and weighing with the APRIL™ Robotics Weighing Station.

That means no more musculoskeletal issues from manual handling and fast, efficient and consistent weighing.


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