Primary Food Packaging Case Studies

  1. Drink Manufacturer Eliminates Hundreds Of Thousands Of Spreadsheets With ERP Software Integration
    5/5/2016

    Intercontinental Brands (ICB) produces 20 million bottles every year at its Middlesbrough plant.. Shipping to countries worldwide, the company’s first aim was to establish a single version of the truth by ripping out and replacing a number of disparate, aging systems. Its investment in software applications has given it room to grow, and dispensing its spreadsheets and filing cabinets for good.

  2. Food Packager Needed Help To Meet Increased Demands On Suppliers By Wholesalers
    5/5/2016

    Using IFS Applications™, Globus has gone from a bespoke, manual legacy system to a sensitive automated planning tool. All business areas are now fully integrated, providing enhanced inventory control as well as service delivery capacity. The result is significant savings in time, resources and costs.

  3. Improving Shelf Life With Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP)
    2/11/2016

    Tulip, one of Denmark’s leading producers of processed food for the domestic and export market, produces around 90 tons of sausages each day. A large proportion of these – about 60 tons a day – is packaged under a modified atmosphere of carbon dioxide and nitrogen to keep the product fresh and improve its shelf life. This case study shows how the company improved its efficiency by installing a Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) system.

  4. On-Line Gas Analyzer Improves Shelf Life For Meat Processing Company
    2/11/2016

    Bye-bye manual testing: Replaced by new on-line gas analyzer. This case study examines how a meat processing company made the switch from manually and randomly testing of its packages five times each day to an on-line headspace analyzer for its Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) products.

  5. Seafood Company Increases Quality With Package Integrity Testing Technology
    2/11/2016

    In 2004, Mariscos Linamar, a Spanish seafood company, began to investigate the innovative idea of packaging a proportion of its product in a modified atmosphere, with the aim to extend the product shelf life and improve its appearance. Years of research followed. After extensive research and trials, the optimal gas mixture, comprising oxygen and carbon dioxide blended in a ratio that depends on the product and the format of the package, had been decided upon as well as the best packaging approach. This case study illustrates the process the company used to implement Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) with thermosealed trays.

  6. Major Poultry Processing Manufacturer Gains Additional Shelf Life With Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP)
    2/11/2016

    Hellenic Quality Foods (HQF) is a leading food company in Greece, packaged its products on trays with stretch film until early 2014. This case study shows how the company made the move to Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) to improve its products shelf and extend its customer reach.

  7. How Adopting Package Integrity Testing Increases Quality
    2/11/2016

    Omnibar, a small Montana-based company that produces a unique, high-nutrition food bar, was seeking new markets for the high-grade, grass-fed cattle reared on the family ranch in Montana’s Blackfoot River Valley. This case study examines how the company overcame the packaging challenges associated with its unique product.

  8. X-Ray Inspection System Preserves Swiss Packaging Manufacturer’s Trusted Reputation
    11/19/2015

    Switzerland is well known for its quality consumer brands, including food products. Suricate is a Swiss FMCG packaging manufacturer for various commodities, such as food, cosmetics, and pet foods. They produce flexible packaging and other turnkey solutions. As a Swiss manufacturer, they naturally enforce a rigorous quality philosophy. Complying with Switzerland’s strict food regulations, Suricate has invested in state-of-the-art product facilities, tight quality processes, and professional partnerships within the industry.

  9. Grain Millers Gets A Smooth Fill
    11/19/2014

    There’s tired and there’s down for the count. Eugene, Oregon-based grain processor Grain Millers, Inc. was both before changing bagging machines in 2008. Today, with a new machine on its floor and workers who no longer have to break their backs to get the bagging job done, Grain Millers increased its production by about 40 percent.

  10. Washington Fruit & Produce Enhances Food Traceability With Key Distribution Center Upgrades
    10/11/2013

    For Washington Fruit & Produce, Co., one of Washington state’s largest shippers of apples, maintaining the most effective technology possible for distribution center (DC) operations is a constant requirement.