In November 2011 Yule & Yule were appointed Project Managers for The Smith Anderson Group working on the relocation of their entire production facility from Falkland to new premises in Kirkcaldy, Scotland.
Yule & Yule had to work closely with the client from the outset to gain an understanding of their core business, their production processes and their vision for the future.
As a leading manufacturer of paper bags, turning over some 50 million paper bags weekly for the likes of McDonald’s whom they supply to all of the UK, Ireland and the Netherlands it was essential that manufacturing was maintained completely throughout this relocation process to avoid any downtime in production.
Smith Anderson required a competent project management team to manage the fit out and relocation works which included the design & space planning of the factory & office accommodation, producing a detailed budget proposal with cost analysis throughout the project, appointing all sub-contractors and providing management to the overall process from design to handover. Yule & Yule also provided Smith Anderson with new office furniture and designed a bespoke range of noodle bar style furniture for their staff restaurant.
All necessary approvals such as planning and building warrant were also obtained through Yule & Yule.
Smith Anderson moved in to their new facility in August 2012 and have since seen an upturn in production performance which has been the result of improved processes, improved production layout and hard work.