Protolan Delivers | The Ready Meals Sector

By Protolan

Protolan work in partnership with the ready meals sector delivering manufacturing excellence, every day.

Worth nearly £4 million in the UK alone, the ready meal industry is huge! They are an affordable and accessible way for many to enjoy a hot meal, however, with current trends of home-working and restrictions, the sector is seeing a decline – we are shopping locally and cooking from scratch relying less on convenience foods. Ready Meal manufacturers need to adapt and innovate to meet these challenges, utilising new processes and technologies.

Since launching in 2010, Protolan has completed over 80 projects in this sector alone, working alongside both the large blue-chip manufacturers and growing craft producers alike, from concept through to implementation and commissioning.

Our portfolio alongside our worldwide partnerships is growing with many successful projects completed in the USA and many parts of Europe and Central Eastern Europe.

Comprising of Food Industry Professionals and Specialists,  we are committed to the delivery of comprehensive projects on behalf of our clients by providing core services designed to solve day-to-day challenges across all areas of the ready meals sector. We see our approach to working with client relationships as different and refreshing. We strive to engage with our clients in a spirit of trust, candid communication, and transparency, constantly seeking innovative ways to deliver our services by developing methods to help you reduce costs, manage risks and open up new opportunities to grow your business.

We are always ready to deliver, in the ready meals sector.


Read what our past clients have to say…

Protolan shows a great understanding of the food industry. They have the leadership, food expertise, and project management skills to understand our challenges and familiarise themselves with our business objectives. Their concise communication provided us with a clear view of the issues and challenges of the project, providing us with a tangible project plan and a successful scheme.

– Sally Mitchell, Saladworks


The Protolan team has been an important part of the success of our recent, complex projects. They are a dedicated partner who is responsive, client-conscious, and own a wealth of food manufacturing knowledge. Protolan’s project team worked closely with our internal team to deliver a multifaceted project, providing innovative solutions to ensure best practices across the factory. They show great diligence and flexibility when faced with project challenges. I look forward to a continued relationship with Richard and his team and would not hesitate to recommend them.

– Gary McEvoy,  Bakkavor Texas


Click here to find out more and talk to us today to achieve your Food Manufacturing Excellence.


Sources & Further Reading…

The Grocer (2020) The break-up: ready meals category report 2020 – Online: Read

Mintel (2020)UK Ready Meals And Ready-To-Cook Foods Market Report 2020 – Online: Read

Eating Better.Org – Online Read