BCH (Rochdale) chose 24/7 Uptime software development services to develop their Flexichef solution

BCH (Rochdale) helps feed the world using 24/7 Uptime software services

BCH (Rochdale) manufacture, install and commission processing equipment for global manufacturers.  Their particular specialisms lie in food, confectionery and fruit processing industries.  Whilst the provision of world class processing machinery and product lines is the core of their client's requirements, the addition of embedded software systems to their overall solutions that manage their machinery and report efficiently is a must.  The organisation developed their own in-house factory management solution called Flexichef over many years, with each implementation tailor-made to their clients' requirements.

In-house system development staff at BCH are experts in PLC technologies that are an embedded component in any modern manufacturing line.  In 2016, BCH required additional expertise to modernise the Flexichef solution that interfaces with the various deployed PLC systems, as well as standardise the solution for compatibility across their client base.  It was also important to ensure the systems were based on a more future-proof and cyber-secure platform.

 

The company engaged with 24/7 Uptime to provide additional software development services to deliver these requirements.

24/7 Uptime software engineers have a strong depth of knowledge on a wide range of languages and platform.  Our team initially familiarised themselves with the Flexichef solution and were then commissioned to adapt it to a modern .net system, more suitable for efficient processing in today's fast moving world.  BCH's long term aim is to roll out the newer version site by site around the world.

By pooling together in-house expertise and the services of 24/7 Uptime, BCH (Rochdale) are able to offer modern, world-class software processing systems which are tailor-made to customer requirements.  BCH and 24/7 Uptime are currently engaged in a rollout plan for the Flexichef solution to the global customer base.

24/7 Uptime have provided an ideal solution, working alongside our in-house engineers to enable us to successfully update our existing Flexichef recipe management systems. Their software engineers accustomed themselves to our existing design and quickly converted it to a more robust system which we are now offering to all our clients worldwide. They have also installed the everRun system alongside our Flexichef system at a major food manufacturer and this has been running without incident for several years. We find them a very professionally run company with a vast knowledge of the equipment they supply and they are a pleasure to work with.

George Smith, Senior Electrical Engineer & Project Manager