Why is steel the best choice for the meat and food processing industries?

There’s no doubt that using steel in building construction offers a number of benefits but it is also the case that steel is extensively used in the food and meat processing industries during manufacturing, preparation and storage.

What makes stainless steel such a popular choice? There are many benefits, but perhaps first and foremost is the exceptional strength and the ease of formability that stainless steel offers which have led to its extensive use in food production.

Alongside strength and formability, stainless steel is the ideal choice for the meat and processing industries because it can be easily cleaned and is resistant to corrosion; so using steel equipment makes it much easier to prevent the spread of bacteria.  In addition, any parts, equipment or machines made from stainless steel will last for many years, making steel equipment a very worthwhile investment. Amongst the additional benefits which have helped to make so popular with the meat and food processing industries are:

  • The ability of steel to withstand abrasion and shock.
  • The ability to withstand cleaning using chemicals and harsh detergents.
  • Steel is incredibly tough and will not break, crack or pit easily.
  • Steel can be used in a wide range of operation conditions.
  • Steel is highly formable and can be used to create bespoke items.

Here at N&C Engineering Services Limited we have been supplying equipment for the food and meat processing industries, from meat processing machinery and equipment for the modern abattoir, through to parts and equipment for processing plants. Our product range includes livestock handling equipment, meat processing equipment, spare parts and rail systems. In addition, we can help you take advantage of the versatility that steel offers and whatever your requirements, we’ll design a bespoke solution that meets your requirements perfectly.

Whether you’re considering installing a complete new system or are simply looking to replace your existing equipment, our engineers are here to help.  If you would like to find out more about what we do or the potential benefits that using steel equipment could bring to your business, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.