Bosch Packaging Technology has launched an innovative two-in-one biscuit packaging system, following a successful field test with United Biscuits.
Introduced to the North American market at Pack Expo Las Vegas 2015 and first launched at Interpack 2014, it is the first system of its kind capable of pack-style changeovers from slug to pile packs in less than three minutes, Bosch said, offering unprecedented flexibility to biscuit manufacturers such as United Biscuits.
With the latest product handling techniques, horizontal flow wrapping and secondary packaging equipment, the system is designed for gentle and versatile wrapping and case packing of even the most delicate biscuit products. A customised field test at United Biscuits’ site in Manchester effectively handled the primary and secondary packaging of the manufacturer’s McVitie’s Jaffa Cakes brand in different formats and sizes.
United Biscuits strategic capability controller Simon Breckenfield said: “What we found is that the very fast changeovers we saw at Interpack actually can be translated into the industrial environment. During the field test, we were able to take 100% of the McVitie’s Jaffa Cake output through a single machine, and our view at the moment is that it has been a very successful project. It has allowed us to take our productivity and flexibility to the next level, as well as delivering a route-to-market solution our commercial teams were calling for.”
Bosch Packaging Technology product manager Daniel Bossel added: “We developed the two-in-one biscuit packaging system as our response to a growing retailer and consumer demand for flexible packaging formats, like smaller on-the-go and larger family packages.”
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