Case Study: Mono Equipment
Mono Equipment Case Study - Background
Founded in 1947, MONO Equipment, based in Swansea, is the leading bakery equipment company in the UK. MONO employs 220 staff and key clients include leading multiples, such as Sainsbury’s, Tesco's and Marks & Spencer's as well as a raft of independent bakers.
Key product exports for the company have included its confectionery depositors, deck ovens, and its range of bake-off systems.
Mono Equipment and Fascia Graphics®
Nine years ago, David Thomas, Project Engineer at MONO Equipment was recommended to use Fascia Graphics®, the market leader for the production of Membrane Keypads and Graphic Overlays in the printed graphics industry, by MONO’s buyer. He highlighted that they were offering other areas of the business a more reliable and cost effective service.
David Thomas, commented:
“There were two key requirements we needed Fascia Graphics® to meet. At the time, the first was to improve our incumbent suppliers service in regard to quality, and secondly to provide a more cost effective service. Nine years later, they have delivered on both of these areas across a wide range of products. I would have no hesitation in recommending them on to another engineering company.”
Many of MONO’s products, such as their bake-off ovens are situated behind the counter and visible to the general public. It is therefore vitally important that MONO Equipment’s Graphic Overlays are manufactured to the highest quality to provide cosmetic appeal and physical toughness, so that they do not deteriorate over time.
Jeff Bownds , Marketing Manager, Mono Equipment commented:
“MONO’s products are highly respected for their quality and therefore it is vitally important that all of our suppliers of product components meet the high standards we have set.
Fascia’s Graphic Overlays not only stand up to the daily wear and tear that they experience in the baking industry, the company is also quick to recommend new materials that will help give our company a competitive advantage in the marketplace."