Arnaud Soubeyran Nougat

ARNAUD SOUBEYRAN, the origins of which date back to 1837 starting with the marriage between talented confectioner Mr. Arnaud and Miss Soubeyran, is the most ancient producer of traditional nougats in Montélimar, France.  Run by the family’s third generation, the firm has nowadays broadened its range of confectionery and shares its know-how within the charming atmosphere of a museum entirely dedicated to nougat.

For 15 years, ARNAUD SOUBEYRAN has packaged its Nougats, Calissons, Marshmallow and Pralineswith three Schib Flow Wrappers and it has just recently purchased its fourth Schib, a new CO 50 that will soon be installed. Didier Honnore, Director of ARNAUD SOUBEYRAN, declares “Schib machines have always supported us efficiently, fully meeting our need to pack a wide range of sweets, biscuits, marshmallow and pastry. We are really satisfied, the machines are very flexible, reliable and easy to clean. Furthermore, they are backed up by a flawless after-sales service. No doubt, all of these pluses led us to choose Schib once again when we had to purchase our fourth packaging machine. Actually, this one will be an advanced, new generation CO50, featuring an appealing design coupled with even higher performances.”

The CO50’s rotary motion twin jaws, operated by 3-axis drive technology, will allow speeds of up to 200 ppm. The machine is equipped with motorized film pre-feed, reel run out sensor, pre-printed film registration, and many other options.

Originally brown in color, made of honey, spices and walnuts, ‘Nux Gatum’ has spanned centuries from the ancient times up to present days.  Its journey from the East to Greece led it to Marseille where it set in under the name of ‘Nougat’ in the XVII century, among the 13 most typical Provencal desserts.  By going up the Rhône, a determining stop in Montélimar changed the brown color of this home-made confectionery into the white one and the walnuts into almonds. Widely exported and appreciated all around the world, this popular and nice delicacy connected to the memories of festivals and holidays still remains a Provencal sweet that cannot be forgotten once tasted.

To learn more about ARNAUD SOUBEYRAN’s products and history, visit http://www.nougatsoubeyran.com/

To learn more about Schib’s flow wrapping capabilities, visit www.schib.it

 

Forno Miotti TartsItalian-based Forno Miotti is a family-owned bakery established near Padua by Cesare Miotti back in 1930. The company, currently run by Cesare’s grandchildren Ferdinando and Luca Tabaschi, has been producing delicious bakery products with the same passion and care its founder had in the past. Forno Miotti’s specialties are artisanal fruit tarts, full of flavor and fragrance, like homemade cakes.

To support the growing demand for these little bites of heaven, Forno Miotti has just recently installed a Schib CO50 packaging machine.

Schib CO50

Luca Tabaschi, Production Manager, explains his decision to turn to Schib. “In up-scaling our production we needed a dependable packaging machine that could offer us enough flexibility to pack our tarts selection. We opted for Schib because of their experience in the bakery industry. The Schib CO50 machine is extremely well built and it ensures that we are able to meet our increased production requirements.”

Fharid Peron, Sales Executive at Schib, comments: “We are very proud to be part of the fantastic growth of Forno Miotti, an outstanding example of the Italian dedication to quality.”

 

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.”

 

Goji Berries from ULSTAR Packaging in High-Quality Bags

“Goji berries strengthen the body and give long life,” says a Chinese medicine saying. ULSTAR, a company in Lana, Italy packages these berries, also considered the “fruit of well-being” as well as high quality cranberries and natural juices. ULSTAR is a wholesale company utilizing the latest technology packing system made by Hayssen Flexible Systems.

The complete packaging line includes infeed conveyor, Simionato multihead weigher RCW8B15Simionato Logic 35 packaging machine and a combined checkweigher with metal detector. The line is installed in a controlled atmosphere to ensure quality and safety of the product.

ULSTAR Packaging Facility

ULSTAR Packaging Facility

The Simionato RCW 8B15 weigher has a technology called “boost” that ensures high weighing accuracy and high speed. The multihead weigher is connected to the Simionato Logic 35 packaging machine, in which ULSTAR produces 4-side-sealed block bottom bags.

Thanks to the full system’s flexibility, ULSTAR has the option to pack different types of products, from high to low viscosity. ULSTAR can easily change recipes to produce “tailored” packages for third parties. “Yes, we are very happy with the investment. It is our first Simionato packaging machine and is doing its job every day!” says Rainhard Oberkofler, manager at Ulker.

For additional information ULSTAR and Goji berries, visit the website www.ulstar.eu.

 

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.

 

Lion Dairy & Drinks has just recently  installed a Novus 350 in their cheese packaging facility in Allansford, Victoria, Australia. This customized form fill seal bagger forms a Quad stand-up packagewith re-closeable zipper using continuous motion sealing technology.  Lion’s dairy portfolio includes market leading brands across the milk, juice, cheese, dairy products and soy categories, and four out of the top 25 grocery brands in Australia. Lion’s cheese brands include Coon, Cracker Barrel and Millel, sold in retail supermarkets.

The Novus 350 Quad bagger is key for packaging two different product offerings from Lion; one is a mozzarella & cheddar mix with re-closeable zipper in 250g and 500g stand-up quad packages.  Lion also packages single serve cheese for pizza toppings in a 125g package. The Quad stand-up package will differentiate their brands among store competition. Michael Murphy,  Engineering Leader at Lion’s facility, comments on their choice of the Novus VFFS system, “We have a long-standing relationship with HayssenSandiacre and had full confidence in their ability to deliver this not-so-simple application for our new cheese product introductions.”

This site had also purchased a Hayssen Servo Ultima vffs with combination scale for their bulk shred line and (2) RT horizontal form fill seal wrappers with reclose from HayssenSandiacre in recent years. This facility has multiple RT hffs systems in operation for over 20 years.

Gordon Wood, Australian Sales Manager for HayssenSandiacre adds, “We have been proud to support Lion with their previous projects in packaging cheese on our horizontal RT systems and I am excited for the growth of their brands.  Our offerings for VFFS mean that we can provide Lion with future-proof systems that package a wide range, from single serve cheese packs to large format foodservice bags.”

 

N&C Building Products based  in Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire, produces various Nicobond products for the  building trade in the UK. Nicholls and Clarke is currently using an integrated Simionato Logic system, complete with 2 augers to pack their brand  of tile grout. N&C is a long established builder’s merchant, established in  1875, and now provides over 60,000 building products to various trade professionals around the UK.

The Logic intermittent motion packaging  machine is highly flexible and can pack a range of bag types, such as doy, quad pack and pillow pack. N&C Building  Products’ packaging line system has been installed with a twin auger feed system with supporting  gantry, which has been specifically designed to fit their unique requirements.  For this particular system, both augers load two different types of grout,  which produce a bag with mixed product.

The system is capable of mixing two  different products of specific weights, with the option to pack either one or two products.
Michelle  Crayton, Production Manager at N&C Building Products, explained their  recent purchase, “We decided to purchase the Simionato system because we were  looking for a machine suitable for our packaging requirements that would fit in  our budget. We are confident that we will always have great support.”

N&C Building Products’ Simionato system is currently packing  1kg, 2.5kg, 5kg and 10kg block bottom bags of tile grout in various colours in their factory in Stoke-on-Trent

 
Pipers Crisps

PIPERS CRISP CO. PURCHASES HAYSSENSANDIACRE'S NOVUS 250 TO PACK THEIR HAND COOKED CRISPS

HayssenSandiacre has recently sold a Novus packaging machine to Pipers Crisp Co. located in Brigg, North Lincolnshire in the UK. Pipers Crisp Co., who produces premium crisps, was looking to increase their packing speed in order to meet increasing consumer demand. The Novus 250 continuous motion packaging machine offers this application speeds of up to 100 packs per minute with a long seal dwell time, ensuring a high seal integrity for Pipers’ high quality packaging material.

Pipers Crisp Co. was particularly impressed by HayssenSandiacre’s ability to consisently produce quality packs and seal integrity. Pipers Crisp Co. has been using HayssenSandiacre’s TG intermittent motion machine for many years and has always been satisfied by the reliability of the machine and the quality of bags it produces. The Novus 250 offers great flexibility for producing a variety of pack styles, such as pillow, doy and quad packs.

Shaun Watson, Operations Manager at Pipers Crisp Co. explains further, “We have been packing our crisps using the HayssenSandiacre TG250 for many years. Our TG250 is so reliable, that it is commonly referred to around the factory as the factory work horse.”

“We needed to increase the speed at which our products were being packed, so we decided to purchase the Novus 250. The fact that the Novus is a low maintenance machine and that we can receive customer services’ support locally from both HayssenSandiacre’s Nottingham and Thetford based offices were key factors in our decision.”

Pipers Crisp Co. is packing their variety of crisps at rates of between 85 – 100 packs per minute

 

A new Miami FL, distribution center and dry-bean packing facility produces 1 million cases of bagged beans per year using three fully automated packaging lines. 

The premier source for authentic Latino cuisine, family-owned Goya Foods was established in 1936 in lower Manhattan, NY, by Don Prudencio Unanue and his wife, Carolina, both from Spain, as a distributor of olives, olive oil and sardines. Today, the company is the largest Hispanic owned food company in the United States, with 16 facilities in the U.S., Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Spain, and a product line of 2,000 SKUs.

One of the secrets to Goya’s success, Unanue reveals, is the company’s investment in equipment and automation.

Goya recently broke ground on a new Miami facility to accommodate the company’s growth in Florida, driven both by new people coming into the area and by consumers’ growing willingness to try new foods and flavours. Says Goya Foods of Florida, Director of Operations, Development and Manufacturing Angel Portuondo, “Our sales have been growing every year.”

To address speed, Goya selected the HayssenSandiacre Ultima ST intermittent motion VFFS machine, which has a top-rated output of 100bpm. At Goya, Line 1 alternates between 24oz and 4lb bags; Lines 2 and 3 handle 12 and 14oz bag sizes. According to Portuondo, the baggers run at speeds from 90 to 92bpm for the smaller sizes at 55bpm for the larger sizes. Compared with the speeds formerly achieved by Goya using its old equipment, the higher output of the new machines translates to an extra 500 cases per line, per shift. On the Hayssen VFFS machine, a volumetric feeder measures out the appropriate amount of beans, which are dumped into the formed bags. Prior to forming, bag rollstock is printed by a thermal transfer overprinter with the manufacturing date, best-by date and expiration date.

In the dry-bean packing room, three packaging lines produce up to 1 million cases of beans per year over one shift, with the ability to expand to 3 million.

 
British Bakels

British Bakels

HayssenSandiacre’s twin tube intermittent packaging machine produces readymade piping bags, using its specially modified jaws, set at 45 degrees. The Twin machine doubles the production output, whilst reducing floor space compared to two single machines. Each side of the Twin machine can work independently, allowing total flexibility on pack sizes and weights.

Individual dosing pumps mounted on each side of the bag maker, feed the required dose directly into the bags via the forming sets. Finished bags are discharged via two variable speed conveyors. Controls for both the printers and bag maker are conveniently located in one area, allowing for more efficient usage.

Twin TG250

Twin TG250

British Bakels Ltd is an existing customer of HayssenSandiacre and already owns a TG250L purchased in 2004, which is currently being used to pack their range of cake mix products.

Simon Dawson, Engineering Team Leader at British Bakels Ltd, explains British Bakels Ltd’s reasons for choosing HayssenSandiacre, “We were very impressed with HayssenSandiacre’s TG250LFT, particularly its capabilities to produce our ready-made piping bag. This machine was ideal for packing our product. We have worked with HayssenSandiacre previously and we felt confident that they would manufacture a machine to suit all our requirements and we have not been let down.”

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