Southern Salads Continuous Motion PackagingSouthern Salads, based in Kent in the UK has recently installed two Novus 350s to pack their Iceberg lettuce and other leaves. This installation is part of a major investment in their processing and packing facility.

Southern Salads is a hugely successful family run business. Starting life off in markets in London, CEO & founder Ray Boakes developed the business by supplying shredded lettuce to multinational high street restaurant chains and has continued to serve this market ever since.

Southern Salads is a long-standing Hayssen Flexible Systems’ customer who utilise several intermittentSandiacre TG 320 machines to pack their products. When they decided to move forward with continuous motion packing, it was a logical move to choose Hayssen Flexible Systems’ machinery. Their new Novus produce specification machines have been specifically designed to improve speeds, pack integrity and decrease maintenance and servicing costs against current machines.

The unique product stager device prevents product from getting into the end seals and the Novus’ Quali-seal jaws offer extended sealing times and increased pack seal integrity. The Novus’s independent bag squeezer reduces oxygen levels in the bag, while the gas flushing feature slows down bacterial growth, increasing the longevity of the product’s shelf life. “Hayssen Flexible Systems’ ability to supply machines with a guaranteed increase in output and seal integrity was a key decision making factor to help us better serve our customers,” says Andrew Boakes, Managing Director at Southern Salads.

Andrew Boakes explains further “Having experienced Hayssen Flexible Systems’ outstanding after sales service support for many years it was an easy decision to continue our relationship with them. Their technical team are always readily available to give support and advice which we highly value.”

 
Country Crest Invests in HayssenSandiacre’s Novus 350 VFFS

Country Crest, based in Lusk in Ireland, has just purchased their 6th HayssenSandiacre machine. Country Crest decided to purchase another continuous motion packaging machine from HayssenSandiacre to help increase productivity in their potato packaging process.  The decision was made easy by the fact that HayssenSandiacre could offer a short lead time and high flexibility on machine options.

Steve Sheridan Maintenance Engineer at Country Crest explains: “We needed to replace one of our existing packaging machines and have had a great experience using HayssenSandiacre machines in the past that it was an easy decision to make. We needed the packaging machine quickly to try and meet our high consumer demand and we were delighted when HayssenSandiacre said that they could meet this requirement”

Country Crest has bought the Novus 350 to produce both pillow packs and block bottom bags using laminate film as part of an upcoming project.

 

Jakemans Confectioners Ltd is producing pillow packs with euroslot application for their Throat & Chest sweets using HayssenSandiacre’s Novus 250 VFFS continuous motion machine.

Jakemans Confectioners Ltd., part of the Lanes Health group based in Boston, Lincolnshire, UK has recently purchased their third HayssenSandiacre packaging machine. According to Jakemans, they decided to opt for a HayssenSandiacre machine because of the reliability of previously bought machines and the outstanding level of customer service provided in the past.

Jakemans’ Plant Manager Tony Bradshaw said: “The increasing popularity of our Throat and Chest sweets meant that we were having difficulty producing packs to meet consumer demand. I always had it in my mind that we would purchase from HayssenSandiacre. I have worked with HayssenSandiacre machines for 15 years and have always found them to be extremely reliable and very user-friendly.”

“The support that we have received from HayssenSandiacre in the past has been fantastic. There is always someone available to help, even outside of normal working hours. We bought our first HayssenSandiacre packaging machine in 2007 and have always been pleased with the quality of bags that HayssenSandiacre machines produce and the variety of options available, such as the euroslot application.”

Jakemans will be producing packs at approximately 150bpm with the HayssenSandiacre packaging machine Novus 250.

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