Norfolk’s Fabcon boosts team with mechanical design appointment

A Norfolk-based food processing equipment manufacturer has bolstered its engineering department with the appointment of an experienced mechanical design specialist.

 Fabcon Food Systems, which manufactures, supplies and installs handling and processing equipment for the food industry, has appointed Clayton Moore as the company’s new Mechanical Design Engineer.

A widely admired machinery design and CAD expert, Clayton joins the 23-strong Fabcon team where he will play an important role in the design, improvements and manufacturing of Fabcon’s frying, weighing, seasoning and packaging machinery. 

Clayton, 41, has almost 20 years’ experience working with PDM systems and maintaining quality standards, including ISO9001.

 He will work closely with the fellow design engineer, Luke Cossey, a key member of the engineering department who recently achieved a First Class Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering. The 23-year-old’s final thesis on heat recovery systems was the culmination of four years of study across all aspects of mechanical engineering - choosing heat recovery in frying systems as it is a key development area for Fabcon.

Led by Engineering Director Andrew Peek, both are set to be integral to the development of Fabcon’s systems as it wins more orders across the world.

Trevor Howard, managing director of Norwich-based Fabcon, said: “Clayton joins us at the most exciting time in the company’s history. We are designing and installing new systems all the time and are growing across four continents.

“To support that growth and our ambitions, we need first-rate engineers who understand the sector and our customers’ requirements.

“Clayton ticks those boxes and comes in to work closely with Luke, a rising star and one of the industry’s most promising young engineers. Both are innovative technical designers, part of a new generation.

“He has only been with us a short time but Clayton is already making a great impact with our customers and internally too. He is a wonderful addition to our team.”

Clayton Moore added: “It is a rare opportunity to get to work with so many different systems and customers so I am delighted to be part of the team here at Fabcon. I want to help push through not only new designs but working closely with Andrew, Luke and others to help improve our current offering.”

“Most of all, it’s all about delivering what our customers want – which is quality, British-built products.

“You cannot help but notice the great strides the company has made in the past few years. Now to be part of that success story is fantastic.”

Formed in 2015, Fabcon Food Systems manufacture, supply and install handling systems for customers in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Australia. 

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