Prime Range Meats
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Key facts at a glance

  • Prime Range Meats has provided quality beef, lamb, mutton, and more to the New Zealand and international market for 100 years.
  • Until 12 months ago they laundered their own whites onsite.
  • A rental and laundering partnership with McCallums Apparelmaster saves on stress, cost, and time for Prime Range Meats.
  • McCallums Apparelmaster pick up and deliver over 135 sets of whites daily.

Prime Range Meats

Southland based company Prime Range Meats owns and operates a fully licensed meat processing plant in Invercargill. Surrounded by fertile, high yielding farmlands, Prime Range Meats is ideally located to produce some of New Zealand’s finest cuts of beef, lamb, mutton, and more. A versatile operation, Prime Range Meats supports the local Southland region and its farming community. Operating for over 100 years, many of the relationships between farmer and Prime Range Meats goes back for generations. These local farms and farmers have been supplying the high-quality stock that is processed and sold to customers in butcheries, restaurants and supermarkets worldwide. Prime Range Meats is known for its great culture – it is currently a Top 10 Employer for the region.

 

Issues with On-Site Laundry

Before working with McCallums Apparelmaster, Prime Range Meats relied on their On-Premise Laundry (OPL). This instigated various difficulties for the company regarding reliability, the disappearance of gear, and ageing laundry machinery. The risk to Prime Range Meats as a company was proving to be too high, especially if the laundry was out of action for some reason. The company made a call that it was time to outsource laundry of core workwear for the team.

 

“We were exposed with our on-site laundry. The age of the laundry equipment and the risk of breakdowns meant we reached a point that we needed to find a more robust alternative.” Brent Crawford, the General Manager of Prime Range Meats

 

McCallums – the perfect fit

McCallums Apparelmaster were engaged to supply and launder the necessary garments. McCallums provided Prime Range Meats with Food Industry Workwear (whites) - both tops and bottoms – for the 135 staff on the floor. This workwear is essential as workers cannot be on the processing line without them. Health and Safety and hygiene standards are strictly monitored and McCallums Apparelmaster adheres to and meets all codes in the food industry, so their clients are assured they are in good hands. They also supplied mats and towels for the showering area. The mats kept the slippery areas safe and towels are picked up, laundered hygienically to the highest standard and delivered daily. The team at Prime Range Meats have found the mat rental and laundry service to be easy, convenient and less hassle than dealing with mats themselves. Wipe cloths are also supplied to clean various work areas.

 

When it comes to alterations and repairs, the team at McCallums Apparelmaster have Prime Range Meats covered. The workwear is scanned and sorted at the high-tech McCallums laundry and repairs are taken care of on the go. Instead of relying on OPL, where the gear might have been damaged and a new set provided, McCallums Apparelmaster assists Prime Range Meats in saving a significant amount of income and stress – and it fits well within the Apparelmaster philosophy of sustainability. Reduce, reuse, recycle where ever possible!

 

Prime Range Meats now get a daily delivery of workwear in all sizes at 5.30am with 3-4 sets on hand at all times. Instead of the delays and stress caused by their own ageing and failing equipment the Prime Range Meats team are rest assured that McCallums Apparelmaster have them totally covered at work.

 

 

 

Solutions that keep you running

Prime Range Meats has very specific needs when it comes to the services and solutions McCallums provides. The food handling aspect means every garment, towel, mat, and cloth meets stringent regulations. Without the right solutions, the plant simply cannot operate.

McCallums provides:

  • Food Industry Workwear Tops and Bottoms
  • Mats
  • Towels
  • Mats in shower area
  • Wipe Cloths
  • Alterations and Repairs

Why wear the cost?

 

With compliance in the food handling and hygiene standards and regulations in New Zealand a prerequisite, Prime Range Meats found that laundering their own workwear on site was costly in both garments and machinery, difficult to manage in terms of repairs and generally an ineffective use of time and space. Brent Crawford, the General Manager at Prime Range Meats says, “We had to previously wear the cost of the workwear capital outlay. Working with McCallums means we don’t.”

12 Months in and going strong

The relationship with McCallums Apparelmaster began in early 2018. Since the beginning, Prime Range Meats has experienced fast, efficient service and have found the team at McCallums Apparelmaster to be great to deal with.

Some of the key benefits have been; savings in repairs, replacement, and alterations, ease of supply delivering over 135 sets of whites per day, and savings in time, cost, and space.

 
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