United Biscuits reported a return on their investment in just under 18 months, which is outstanding for any machine solution.
Why were we needed?
United Biscuits needed to cope with additional demand for its McVitie’s Digestive twin pack line. A compact case erecting and packing machine was the most efficient and effective way to boost packing rates on selected lines.
What did we do?
We worked with United Biscuits to install a Versapack machine into the company’s Harlesden factory. We offered advice and guidance from the initial meeting through to installation and training, and United Biscuits have since acquired additional Versapack machines.
How does it work?
Versapack is a combination of high speed automatic packing and reliable case erecting automation. It has the ability to run at very high pick rates and case throughputs and has a small footprint, making it an ideal solution where automation is required in a restricted area.
What do they say?
“Since its installation the machine hasn’t missed a beat. While performance has remained on par with the former manual methods, the overall reliability has resulted in a reduction of overheads, and this has ensured the swift return on investment.” Mark Springer, Engineering Manager.