Winterbotham Darby chilled foods

Kemtile was recently invited back to chilled food supplier Winterbotham Darby – this time to design and install a complete hygienic flooring and drainage system at its manufacturing site in Bicester. Following a £multi-million refit, it’s been transformed into a dedicated plant-based food manufacturing facility – a “centre of excellence” and home to the Squeaky Bean brand. Kemtile was appointed for the three-month project following the successful completion of a previous job at Winterbotham Darby’s head office in Redhill, Surrey.

Customer Name:

Winterbotham Darby

Business Sector:

Plant-based chilled foods.


Polyurethane floor screed, Wiedemann-Technik DRS drainage, CleanRock kerbs

The Kemtile flooring solution

Kemtile installed a 975m2 heavy-duty polyurethane floor screed in blue and red to distinguish low and high care production areas. Added biocide protection provides a robust and highly resistant hygienic floor finish that’s able to withstand this rigorous manufacturing environment. After the initial installation of the Wiedemann-Technik DRS drainage, Kemtile then installed 600m2 of its high strength Co-Polymer underlayment floor screed to “falls”. The project was completed with the installation of 100m of CleanRock® kerbs. Manufactured by Polysto, they overcome hygiene challenges posed by kerbs made of concrete or steel.

Durable and easy to clean floor

Kemtile finished the system with a bacteriostatic and shock-resistant polyester gel coat – creating a very durable HACCP and EHDGE-approved kerb that’s easy to clean.

Entire hygienic flooring design and install

Kemtile was able to design and install the entire project requirements, providing a single source supply of hygienic drainage, polyurethane flooring that incorporated a biocide additive for extra hygiene protection and unique HACCP approved PolySto composite kerbs.

What our customer had to say

John Chambers, Programme Manager at Winterbotham Darby, said: “We’ve previously worked with Kemtile – and were very impressed by their approach, workmanship and quality of products installed – so it was good to have them back on board for this very important project.

“The fact that we could trust them to deliver,as well as their capability to work during lockdown and to supply us with the exact products to suit our requirements, was most welcome. Their approach was thoroughly professional, and they adhered to all rules and regulations.

“We’re really happy with the finished job, which marks a very exciting and pivotal point in the future strategy and growth of our company and growing plant-based brand portfolio.”

“We needed to expand our UK manufacturing capabilities to meet the growing demand for plant-based food, so it was crucial that we selected our partners carefully. Kemtile’s experience, expertise and reputation is evident and the flooring and drainage solution that they designed and installed is exactly what we need to support our strategic growth.”