Food grower uses acoustic barrier to reduce operations noise

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Established in 1942, Huntapac Produce Ltd is a family-owned business growing, packing, and distributing a variety of root vegetables, brassicas, and salads. Originally, the business supplied the local fruit and veg markets in Lancashire in Yorkshire, but today the company has more than doubled in size and become a 24/7 operation; one of the largest and most successful root producers in the UK with roughly 500 employees.

Huntapac supplies some of the major supermarkets in the UK as well as independent retailers, wholesalers, food services, and caterers.

In 2013, the company branched out into other food areas, turning their produce into their own brand of root vegetable crisps ‘Roots’.

In 2023, Huntapac are teaming up with Tesco and other produce suppliers in a large-scale commercial trial to find cheaper, low-carbon alternative fertilisers, after a year of high and volatile prices. Using low-carbon fertilisers will not only benefit the growers and consumers by reducing costs, but also help the planet by reducing carbon emissions.

The company has a passion and commitment to quality, with a key goal to supply high quality produce whilst embracing a rapidly changing food market.

Situated in a small village in Lancashire, the company applied to increase the size of their yard to keep up with demand and increase the efficiency of its operations. Part of the council approval was that a 5.5m high acoustic fencing was installed between the yard and nearby residential area.


Aligning with their dedication to quality and sustainability, the vegetable grower chose Jacksons’ acoustic barrier for its premium quality and sustainability attributes. With a 25 year guarantee, Jacksons’ products are built to last and reduce the amount of repairs and replacements associated with low cost, poor quality fencing.

Jacksons manufactured and supplied 83 metres of reflective Jakoustic® Commercial and Highway fencing which our Approved Installer Mackay and Simpson installed using GPS, making sure that the fence line was perfect as specified as per the CAD drawings.

Due to the close proximity of the acoustic barrier to the nearby housing, aesthetics were important. Constructed from 34mm thick planed timber V shaped tongue and groove boards, the barrier presents a natural façade. With a robust construction to stop any sound travelling through, it also provides privacy for the residents while protecting operations at the yard from a security perspective. Its tall, flat profile prevents any hand and foot holds, increasing security on both sides.

Products Used

  • Jakoustic® Commercial and Highway acoustic barrier
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