Case study - Island Roasted Coffee
Based on the Isle of Wight, Island Roasted Coffee has been in the industry for over 20 years. Initially, an importer of great coffee from Italy, to supply their own ‘Caffe Isola’ in Newport. In order to be truly an artisan and authentic to boot, they started roasting their own coffee and have grown considerably from there.
Using only ethically and sustainably sourced coffee directly from the producers, ensuring them the best price, and then hand roasting their coffee in small batches using drum roasters, to maintain the authenticity of their artisan title. Hand packing the finished product was imperative to them, a company with true passion and integrity for what they do.
As with any upscaling of a company, the packaging process was proving somewhat of a bottleneck, and reducing efficiency on the production line. Potential product lines were not utilised, as packaging them was not viable and cost-effective. They needed a solution that wouldn’t break the bank and require a large amount of space, and also a solution that wouldn’t compromise their authenticity of the Hand roasted and hand packed nature of their genuine artisan title.
Having spoken extensively with Larry, production manager at Island Roasted, it was apparent that one machine wasn’t going to be enough to do everything they needed it to do, so after sending several bespoke videos, and tailoring the machine’s output to suit them specifically, they chose a Phil 300, and a Phil 500 to pack both the ground and whole bean coffee. The super exciting part is that other weights now became a viable option, increasing their product offering.
What they said
"As an artisan micro-coffee roaster, we were looking for a cost-effective way of increasing our productivity and output without having to completely up-root the business in order to fit in large scale weighing and packing equipment. The Phil 500 came in at a footprint and price-point that could fit in with our existing packaging line and help us achieve a greater packaging capacity. It also allowed us to add to our product line by making small 50g packs economically viable by cutting the packaging time down by a third!
The machines are simple to install, use and clean and as such provide the additional capacity we needed, without the huge costs, time and learning outlays that the industry standard equipment requires. As we operate over multiple sites they can easily be put into action where we need them the most and we can always add in additional machines as we grow further.
In short, a solid yet simple bit of kit at a fraction of the cost of the industry standard."
Larry Burgess – Production Manager
The story of Scayl began in 2015 when our sister company launched a tea club called BRUU. When they first started, they packed their teas by hand (clean ones of course!) but as they got bigger it was obvious that they needed to speed up production in order to really scale their business.
However, for BRUU, solving this problem proved more complex than they had initially anticipated. Third-party packing specialists were costly and meant they would lose touch with their products whilst the machines available on the market were geared towards companies that had higher volumes, significant capital to invest, lots of space and in-house engineers to keep them running.
So BRUU decided to develop its own machine and in 2015 started using the first model, called the Phil 500, which increased production by 90% and reduced waste by 35%.
Soon after BRUU contacted a few companies to tell them about the machine and within a few hours secured a handful of orders and the confidence to go out and create a business promoting the machines. Scayl was then born, on a mission to help businesses scale, grow and conquer and we haven't looked back since!
Scayl now supplies filling machines and other services to companies around the world, helping them to speed up their production, reduce waste, improve efficiency and food hygiene.