Move to automation
After just 12 months in business, The Great British Biscotti Co in Christchurch, Dorset, UK, is meeting rising demand – and now national distribution – for its range of biscuits with the installation earlier this year of a PFM Pearl entry level flow wrapper, capable of 150 packs a minute.
The PFM Pearl was bought to cater for growing volume by automating manual wrapping for double and single slice retail packs. The machine was selected, explains director Paul Rostand, for the range of technology available on what is a starter level, but nevertheless servo driven machine: “In particular we liked the no product/no bag system while the operator system is simple and attractive to us.”
As a start-up company, reliability and service were particularly important as well. “Service has been absolutely amazing,” continues Rostand. “For example, we had one small issue with a setup – part of the learning process – and the PFM engineer was here at 9am the next morning. Overall we feel that PFM have shown great interest in our business.”