IMPROVING SHELF IMPACT AND COST THROUGH AUTOMATION FOR A FRESH PRODUCE PACKER
With the addition of the Qingdao Sanweihe packaging line, the Packer improved the consistency and appearance of their products. This knowledge-based packaging solution has helped the Packer to increase their product distribution area. With their new automation equipment, the Packer reduced the labour required to run their packaging line and are maintaining high levels of productivity.
Improved Product Appearance
With a consistently packaged product, the Packer has increased sales of their packed produce. A consistent look has made the products more appealing and easier to market. This has allowed the Packer to place their products in new retail chains they had previously not distributed to.
With the Qingdao Sanweihe’s ability to store up to 40 pre-set packaging programs the Packer has improved their packaging line productivity. The easy to use controls and quick changer over process have helped the Packer to quickly swap between SKUs. These fast changeovers help reduce downtime periods while changing the SKU packed.
Decreased Labour Costs
The automation provided by the Qingdao Sanweihe and infeed conveyors has reduced labour costs for their produce packaging line and reduced the per pack cost of their produce products.
After Sales Support
The Packer has been able to transition seamlessly to Qingdao Sanweihe packaging line through Technical Support and Packaging Machine Training Programs. This service has helped the Packer set up equipment, programming and provide training for operators. The Packer has been extremely satisfied with the speed and ease transition to the new machines. This is key for the Packer as their products are perishable and downtime can result in lost products and profits.