MOLINO ANDINO S.A. headquartered in La Paz is a large Bolivian producer of Flours and Pasta who has been present on the market for over 35 years. Molino Andino purchased its first wheat flour mill in 1978. In 1999 Molino Andino started to diversify its offerings by acquiring its first pasta processing lines and the company has been steadily expanding its output since. In 2010, Molino Andino decided to enter the bakery business by purchasing a processing line for panettone and muffins and it is currently installing another two state-of-the-art biscuit lines as well as one wafer line in a plant of over 7000 m2.

In view of major growth, MOLINO ANDINO S.A. is now further expanding by creating ALIMENTOS AGUA CLARA S.A. that will start its operations in June, 2015 in the new Santa Cruz site.  To improve efficiency in its packaging division at the historic plant of La Paz, as well as to freshly equip the new Santa Cruz plant, MOLINO ANDINO has completely relied on SCHIB – HAYSSEN FLEXIBLE SYSTEMS technology.

Carlos Gutierrez Vega, Managing Director of Molino Andino, affirms that he made the decision of contracting Schib because of the excellent reputation Schib enjoys in South America.  Schib, an Italian-based manufacturer, is very well known and appreciated for both the high quality of its equipment and the careful after-sales service it offers to the customer base.  Schib Sales Director Elvio Corato adds, “Culminating a constant field work, Schib is now acquiring this important job order that includes various primary and secondary packaging lines for wafer and panettone as well as for biscuits and crackers in pile and on edge.”

Schib’s lines dedicated to on-edge collations of products are ideal for packaging biscuits, crackers, and cookies on edge, assuring that the product is gently handled and yet offering total control of the slug throughout the packaging cycle. A 90° feeder takes the products on edge, either manually or automatically fed, and transfers them into the in-feed chain of the flow pack machine.  At this point, the collations of products are supported and transferred to the end seal head.  5-axis servo control, automatic film splicing, photocell for print registered films, and No Product – No Bag function complete the line configuration. Speeds up to 120 packs per minute. For more details, visit Schib’s website.

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Fenmarc Produce ltd, based in Elm, Cambridgeshire, has been growing, preparing, packing and supplying vegetables to major multiples and wholesale markets for over 40 years. Starting off as a farming co-operative, established by growers, Fenmarc offers superior customer service using its vast knowledge of farming and food processing. Today Fenmarc is one of the leading fresh produce suppliers in the UK, employing over 400 colleagues.

Fenmarc has various baggers on site, including one of Hayssen Flexible Systems’ intermittent VFFS machines.

After attending Hayssen Flexible Systems’ imPACKED show, Fenmarc decided to purchase the Novus 350 exhibition machine. One of the many advantages of purchasing the Novus was that Fenmarc could purchase the machine on a very short delivery time. The Novus continuous motion packaging machine allows Fenmarc to produce packs at an increased output.

“Our existing Sandiacre intermittent machine has always been extremely reliable, but we were interested to see what improvements a new machine could offer,” explains Gary Nassau, Site Engineering Leader at Fenmarc. “After seeing demonstrations of the Novus’ capabilities at the imPACKED show in Nottingham, we decided to purchase the machine. The customer service and spares delivery from Hayssen Flexible Systems has always been superb and was another key factor in our decision.”

The Novus 350 VFFS packaging machine offers benefits, such as high speed capabilities, packing bags of up to 200 bags per minute, dependent on film and product. The Novus’ modular assemblies and user interface facilitate easy and quick format changeovers, allowing customers the flexibility to switch between bag styles and sizes with ease. For more information, regarding the Sandiacre Novus continuous motion packaging machine, please contact  sales@hayssen.com or check out some videos of the Novus in action on Hayssen’s  YouTube channel.

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Popular Italian chip company, AMICA CHIPS, relies on Logic to meet required speeds

AMICA CHIPS can be found anywhere and everywhere in Italy. Founded in 1990, AMICA CHIPS is based in Castiglione delle Stiviere, close to the biggest lake in Italy, Garda Lake. The company most recently purchased Simionato’s Logic 35 bagger with ATOM radial combination weigher to package a new product line of Alfredo chips; the product’s namesake is from Alfredo Moratti, one of the company’s two founders.

Currently, AMICA CHIPS has more than 30 Simionato systems installed, with the typical combination of a double Logic bagger system integrated with RCW 8+8 Boost scales. Mr. Alfredo Moratti, President of AMICA CHIPS comments on the lasting relationship that has grown over the years, “We have been working with Simionato for 20 years and continue to rely on them today. AMICA CHIPS is one of the leaders in Italy due to our great people, products, and efficiencies. We have evaluated many types of packaging equipment technologies and have found Simionato to be the most reliable technology and service partner for us. Today we have more than 30 Simionato packaging systems running around the clock 7 days per week producing precise weight bags that look great on our customers’ shelves.”

AMICA CHIPS has recently invested significantly in their manufacturing processes to position for the future. Product weighing and packaging is a critical part of Amica’s process. Mr. Giovanni Bruschi, Technical Director of AMICA CHIPS adds, “Our production people want nothing other than Simionato systems, given their reliability and simplicity of operation.  Simionato continues to meet our innovation needs  and I know I can rely on them for our future developments.”

To learn more about the Logic bagger and RCW/ATOM scales, visit www.simionato.com.

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AtaKey Patates Gida A.Ş., based in Turkey has installed three Novus 350 continuous motion packaging machines in their new french fry factory. Erhan Cansu, Board Member of AtaKey who led up this project was aware of Hayssen Flexible Systems’ impressive track record for successful installations of french fry packaging machines throughout the world. AtaKey’s three Novus 350 baggers are packing 1kg and 2.5kg pillow packs of frozen french fries at speeds of 85ppm and 50ppm respectively.

Hayssen Flexible Systems has a wide amount of experience selling machines in to the Turkish market and ensures customers’ needs are met through local agent Elbak, based in Turkey. The company has installed over 40 VFFS machines in the past two years to the french fry industry, in countries such as USA, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Azerbaijan, South Africa and India.

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A new world record of 4,082 consecutive, successful splices was set by Jean Carlo Cerdas of New England Sheets. Jean Carlo Cerdas successfully made every splice he attempted from November 11, 2013 to July 15, 2014.

Representatives from MarquipWardUnited and New England Sheets celebrated the new record with Cerdas on Friday October 10, 2014. Cerdas was presented an embroidered world record jacket and, in keeping with the traditional belt-buckle theme for the MarquipWardUnited Century Club, a World Champion Splicer Operator Belt.

The record was set in coordination with the MarquipWardUnited Century Club Program in which operators are recognized for achieving 100, 500 and 1000 consecutive splices without a miss. Enrollment in the program requires a training session with MarquipWardUnited Splicer Trainer John Podmolik, who audits the machines, materials and practices before providing detailed instructions on getting the best out of a MarquipWardUnited machine.

Cerdas’ new world record of 4,082 eclipsed the previous world record of 3,741 splices without a miss set by Tony Jimenez of Independence Corrugated, Oak Creek, Wisconsin on March 10, 2014. It is no coincidence that both recent world reord holders are from Schwarz Partner Plants. Independence Corrugated commissioned software to automatically track, and continuously display operator performance by machine. This technolgy and the Century Club Program has been embraced by all Schwarz Partner facilities with many operators now over the 2,000 mark and counting.

For Further information contact: sales@marquipwardunited.com

 

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Rose Forgrove has introduced their latest flow wrapper, with extensive hygienic features. The Merlin “Blu” is innovatively engineered with several tool-less removal features and easy-to-clean design suitable for a wide range of challenging industries.

Michael Dann, Director for Rose Forgrove, notes that the Blu Series Merlin flow wrapper has a number of features that make it inherently hygienic and easy to use. “The Merlin Blu infeed can be dismantled without tools in less than 2 minutes and has a quick-release infeed catch tray. The folding box is self-threading and simple to adjust.” Dann added, “This flow wrapper sets a new standard in hygienic flow wrapping technology for its class and delivers tremendous value to our customers.”

The hygienic features also include sloped surfaces and rounded legs that minimize debris build up. The easy-to-clean features are matched by technical highlights of “no product-no bag”, a feature that minimizes film waste, and an intuitive icon-based interface for fast, repeatable changeovers. The new guard design provides operators a clear view of the product throughout the wrapping process.

“The greatest interest for this model is coming from bakery, confectionery and fresh produce companies,” said Ian Bickerdike, Business Development Leader – Horizontal Systems. “The versatility is there for a wide range of food applications, as well as personal care and medical/pharmaceutical flow wrapping applications; which makes the Merlin “Blu” a perfect machine for contract packers. The design team has also minimized the footprint substantially for this model.”

Dann also alluded to the immediate future of Rose Forgrove’s product line, saying, “We have invested in new engineering team members in support of a major horizontal wrapper systems growth initiative. Our ‘One Global Team’ culture has seen the benefits of leveraging all capabilities to gain a competitive advantage in the market.”

The production rate for the Rose Forgrove Merlin Blu is 100 (single jaw) to 200 (twin jaw) packages per minute, and package range is up to 120mm high by 300m wide.

Rose Forgrove distinguishes itself through innovative engineering that focuses on delivering exceptional performance and functionality without compromising durability or simplicity. One of the longest standing and most respected flow wrap manufacturers in the packaging industry, Rose Forgrove’s tailored wrapping systems are hygienic, easy to operate and suitable for a vast range of applications. Rose Forgrove services a broad range of industries across the globe.

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In support of a major horizontal wrapper systems growth initiative, Hayssen Flexible Systems recently acquired Schib Packaging S.r.l., based in Monte di Malo (Vicenza), Italy. Schib is a leading-edge company in the production of horizontal flow-wrapping machines as well as automatic feeders and automated wrapping systems.  The combined organization leverages capabilities and experiences to gain a competitive advantage in the global flexible packaging market.


Schib Packaging began as a wrapping machinery business in 1968 and over the years has provided packaging solutions for diverse industries from food sectors such as candy, biscuit and bakery to non-food sectors including personal care, household items, and industrial components.  You can view this video to learn more about Schib’s packaging equipment portfolio. Contact Ryan Glenn for more details, or read the full press release.

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“I’ve never seen a more kind, generous, compassionate culture in any organization. To be honest, I didn’t believe it existed outside my mind. It’s been a life-changing day for me.”
That was what Harvard Business professor Amy Cuddy had to say about her visit to two Barry-Wehmiller facilities in northern Wisconsin last weekend. She was joined by our friend, author and thought leader Simon Sinek, to begin researching our company for a potential joint writing project. If you’re not familiar with Amy, much of what she writes and speaks about (her Ted Talk is the second most viewed!) deals specifically with how body language affects interaction. Her thinking in this area is very much in alignment with what we teach through Barry-Wehmiller University.
Simon is a good friend of the organization and featured us in his book, “Leaders Eat Last.” Although he has visited with our team members many times, he also came away touched by what he saw:
“This organization is built for people to exist together as human beings are meant to exist with each other,” Simon said. “We are built to take care of each other. What we witness here at Barry- Wehmiller is human beings as they are meant to be. Unfortunately we see it as the exception when it should be the rule.”
To learn more about Amy, watch Amy Cuddy Ted Talk.

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Will-Pemco, MarquipWardUnited and overall brand BW Papersystems will be at the China Paper 2014 show, taking place in Shanghai from September 15 to 17. Visit us at our booth 1036 to learn more about our solutions for papermills and converters!

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McEntire Produce, headquartered in Columbia, SC, is a fresh produce processor, repacker and wholesaler serving the Southeast for over 70 years. McEntire Produce is always looking for ways to improve efficiency and increase speeds in their produce packaging lines to meet customer demand. After initially agreeing to be a beta testing production site for HayssenSandiacre’s Novus Produce vertical form fill seal machine, McEntire Produce has purchased the continuous motion machine for its exceptional performance.   McEntire Produce has been impressed with the Novus Produce Machine since shortly after receiving the machine. Tom Ribken, HayssenSandiacre Sales Executive, represents the southeast U.S. and worked closely with McEntire Produce from install of beta machine to purchase. Ribken comments on McEntire Produce’s decision to go with the Novus, “The wow factor happened when this bagger consistently met speeds of 55 bpm for a compressed 5lb package of shredded lettuce.  The existing baggers in the plant are not capable of attaining the Novus bpm’s while consistently maintaining package integrity.”

McEntire’s Maintenance Manager comments, “We were looking for ways to increase speeds while maintaining clean end seals and low leaker rates. The Novus has delivered on all counts. Our business is continuing to grow and we are looking to add a second Novus combined with an Ishida scale in the near future.”

Along with impressive speeds, the Novus Produce machine also features an independently timed stager which prevents product from contaminating end seals resulting in package leaks.  Other features include independently timed bag squeezer to compress bag size, orbital style knife and Quali-seal jaws.  HayssenSandiacre has worked with national produce companies for many years and helped to pioneer pre-washed, packaged bags of salads/lettuce.  The new Novus Produce machine joins the Ultima family of machines to further extend HayssenSandiacre’s product line which are well-suited for fresh cut produce applications.

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