Flow wrapper increases production

Crantock Bakery, one of the UK’s leading Cornish pasty manufacturers, has been able to increase productivity and win new customer contracts with help from KernPack’s flow wrapper. The capacity and flexibility of the machine has allowed the bakery to fulfil new orders, wrapping any type of product at speeds of up to 80 units per minute.

Helen Chudleigh, Crantock’s head of packaging, says, “The KernPack machine is helping us win new contracts due to its capacity and the ease at which it can wrap new products. Production has increased from 70,000 units per week to in excess of 400,000.”

Previously the machine was operating two days a week for around 12 hours a day. Now it’s running up to 24 hours, six days a week. Products are hand fed onto a conveyor belt, individually flow wrapped and packed into boxes by hand.

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