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Case studies

Milking the benefits

Dairy firm Pensworth is benefitting from almost 10 per cent increase in production efficiencies since replacing its old hot foil coders with five Hitachi UX inkjet printers from supplier Allen Coding.

Posted 4 March 2017

Sticky food weigher

Aja, working with its automation partners, has designed and supplied a bespoke packing line for a major UK ready meal producer to weigh-pack fresh pasta with sauce.

Posted 4 March 2017

Fourth time’s a charm

European manufacturer James T Blakeman & Co has invested in a freezing equipment upgrade with its fourth Helix spiral system from IQF equipment specialist Starfrost.

Posted 6 February 2017

Getting into the spirit

Makro Labelling has received an order from a Scotch whisky producer, with leading brands in both the blended and malt sector, for a Mak-7 machine, the largest Makro labeller to date in the UK.

Posted 6 February 2017

Keep the biscuits flowing

A packing line for biscuit and pastry manufacturer Poppies International, in Zonnebeke, Belgium, has been created by Ishida Europe’s Belgian agent BRN.

Posted 6 February 2017

Fry, season, pack

Italian snack manufacturer Preziosi Food (Mitica) has integrated new frying, seasoning and packaging systems to launch a new line of batch fried potato chips.

Posted 6 February 2017

Conveying success

UPM Conveyors recently carried out a challenging system update for the brand Pinnacle Foods, a specialist in the meat and poultry processing industry.

Posted 24 January 2017

Pump up the volume

German dairy product manufacturer Goldsteig has installed the recently launched MasoSine Certa Sine pump from Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group for the production of cream cheese.

Posted 24 January 2017

Fresh approach

CDEnviro has installed a solids recovery plant at a UK food production facility to reduce decanter wear and lagoon loading, and increase the volume of recycled wash water.

Posted 24 January 2017

Automating sushi

Ichiban UK, a supplier of both own label and branded sushi for major retailers, has invested in automation to ensure compliance with retailers’ codes of practice.

Posted 24 January 2017

Leak detection

Ishida’s AirScan inline system for detecting leaks in MAP packs has greatly enhanced the quality control procedures, as well as reducing labour costs, for a new snack product from M-Back in Germany, which is being produced for dairy giant Meggle.

Posted 7 December 2016

The perfect catch for seafood firm

Seasonal catches are the busiest time of the year for seafood processors so it’s imperative that packaging machinery left idle for long periods of time can be restored to action quickly and reliably, with the minimum of fuss, to help meet demand during these peak periods.

Posted 7 December 2016

Wrapping pancakes and blinis

In a move designed to increase efficiencies, reduce labour costs and ensure faster product changeover, Paramount Packaging has recently installed two additional Fuji Alpha VII box motion flow wrapping systems at long standing customer The Village Bakery in Wrexham, UK.

Posted 7 December 2016

PA keeps costs down at grapes supplier

Due to a supermarket packaging change, grapes supplier Karsten UK was seeking a reliable, high speed heat sealing machine which provided great efficiencies.

Posted 7 December 2016