The UK’s leading supplier of dried fruits, nuts and seeds, Whitworths, has recently purchased Hayssen Flexible Systems’ Novus VFFS continuous motion packaging machine. This is the second machine that Whitworths has purchased in the space of 12 months.

Whitworths was established 125 years ago in the UK and is a widely recognised brand, offering products for snacking, as well as baking purposes. The company started off as a flour producer and throughout the years has expanded to producing dried fruit and nuts.

Whitworths’ first machine was purchased to improve the output at which Whitworths was packing bags of dried fruits. Due to increased customer demand, Whitworths needed a new machine for their additional nut packing line and decided to opt for another Novus 350. Whitworths has worked with Sandiacre’s intermittent machines for a number of years and has been impressed with the reliability of their machines. During Interpack, they visited the Bary-Wehmiller stand and decided to purchase the Novus demonstration machine on a short lead time.

Whitworths, based in Wellingborough in the UK, was impressed with both the machine layout and the Novus’ flexibility to produce pillow, quad and Doy packs. The machine layout of Whitworths’ machine, allows easier accessibility to the operator interface, thereby enabling the operator to switch between the machine’s different features with ease.

According to Sean Cornes, Engineering Manager at Whitworths, the simplicity and ease of maintenance of the Novus have significantly assisted their production. Sean Cornes, commented, “The Novus machine has helped us to increase our productivity in the packaging of our fruit, nuts and seed products. It is easy to operate and customer support is always available from Hayssen Flexible Systems.”

The Novus VFFS machine is highly flexible and is customised to meet customers’ requirements. The modular assemblies included with the Novus machine help to reduce changeover times, making changing pack styles simple and quick. For more information, please contact sales@hayssen.com.

 

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.

 

Simionato has equipped Betaco with 34 vertical machines in the last 10 years.

Betaco Company in Nabatyeh, Lebanon and known as Frou-Frou, is a widely appreciated brand in the snacks and bakery market. Their product ranges from natural potato chips, extruded snacks to mini croissants. Betaco, in a short time, holds a solid market position in the snacks sectors in Lebanon with an exalted annual growth. Today, with much success, Betaco is entering other countries in the Middle East.

The founder, Mr. Hussein Said believes that the company’s expansion is based on proper investments. He says “my ideal production line needed to have high-quality equipment and Simionato confirmed it.” The collaboration with Simionato started in 2004. In a 10-year span, Simionato has supplied 34 vertical machines to Betaco’s operations.

The full systems  include customized conveying and vibrating systems, high speed mutlihead weighers and vertical form fill and seal packing machines. The lines have  the capabilities to produce small weight pillow bags with remarkable precision. “The vertical lines supplied to Betaco consisting of two Logic 22 baggers under one RCW 8+8B21 multihead scale, is the ideal solution for a highly-efficient complete vertical packaging system within a small footprint” explains Kamel Hamade, Simionato Sales Area Manager.

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