Secondary Food Packaging Case Studies

  1. Paramount Citrus Implements End-Of-Line Solution To Accommodate Multiple Packaging Types
    10/8/2015

    When projected growth surpassed manual palletizing capabilities, Paramount Citrus looked for a solution that combined the speed of automation with flexibility to accommodate multiple packaging types.

  2. 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.

  3. How End-Of-Line Packaging Helped Save Hostess Brands
    11/6/2014

    From Twinkies to Ho Hos, Ding Dongs and Cup Cakes, Hostess’s various product brands are a part of the childhood memories of many Americans. Not surprisingly, the news of them vanishing forever from store shelves at the end of 2012 started a large public outcry with last supplies being bought out within hours of the news and the temporary development of a flourishing market on eBay.

  4. 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.

  5. Wixon Shortens Lead Time, Increases Production Speeds With Variable Data Coding Solutions
    11/20/2012

    Wixon, Inc., with headquarters in St. Francis, Wis., bills itself as “a 100-year-old company with the innovative drive of a start-up.

  6. Gas Analyzer Boosts Efficiency At Leading Snack Manufacturer
    9/17/2012

    KiMs is one of Scandinavia’s leading producers of crisps, nuts and snack foods. The company continually strives for improvements in efficiency, and to this end has adopted the Japanese-inspired approach of ‘lean production’, a manufacturing philosophy that considers the expenditure of resources on anything other than increasing value for the customer to be wasteful and therefore a target for elimination.

  7. Case Study: A Breakthrough In Snack-Packing Efficiency: Red Mill Welcomes The Ishida FPS
    5/28/2010

    By automating the packing of cases, using two Ishida Flexible Packing Systems (FPS), a major snack food company can now run an entire production and packing unit, from production and flavouring through to case-packed, palletised product, with a 60% reduction in labour costs.By Ishida Europe

  8. Case Study: Packaging Companies Discover Efficiency, Cost Savings And Increased Production Available Through Pneumatic Conveying
    5/28/2010

    With today's economic pressures, more plant managers and others charged with conveying powders, granular items, and flakes for packaging are adopting the automatic operation of vacuum conveying and packaging equipment as standards to hit critical price points for market success.

  9. Quaker Steak & Lube Ensures Food Quality And Safety With Avery Dennison's FreshMarx Automated Freshness Labeling Solution
    4/26/2010

    Although the busy kitchen of Quaker Steak & Lube in Middleton, WI is always hopping with up to 12 employees preparing and labeling enough food to accommodate its weekly 5,000 to 6,000 guests, Proprietor, Scott Acker, never worries about the freshness of the food he serves. By Avery Dennison Printer Systems Division

  10. Hawaiian Host Is Nuts About Wrapping And Bagging Line
    9/1/2009

    New line wraps one and two pieces of chocolate-covered macadamia nuts and fills them into premade bags. By Lock Inspection Systems