Whether you are a small scale, food-based business or the leading provider of deli salads, fresh salads, side dishes and prepared foods, production operations cost optimization is always a challenge. Optimization is particularly challenging for businesses offering a wide variety of fresh foods in sealable open mouth containers such as Fresh Creative Foods ( Division of Reser’s Fine Foods). Automatic packing machines have become the key to optimize operation costs.
From the farm to the market, Fresh Creative Foods is always creating delicious chef inspired new recipes. With the variety of products they offer, one of their biggest production challenges was to implement cost-effective production lines, allowing them to easily manage the production of many different products sold in more than 15 sizes and shapes of open mouth containers. Selecting the proper food packing machine became the obvious first choice to offer maximum benefit to the bottom line.
Fresh Creative’s food packing machine selection criteria were:
- Avoid multiplicity of production lines.
- Low production equipment costs.
- Decrease operation costs.
- Reduce production facility area, rental, and energy costs.
- Low-cost tooling.
- Quick container changeover time by operators.
- Quickly introduce at will new SKU to stay on top of the market, at optimal costs.
For Fresh Creative Foods, the solution to speed up production was to deploy many automatic filling lines model FDS2500 and FDS4500 with sealing units model PL500 from Control GMC Inc. With containers format changeover in less than 20 minutes, and the ability to fill sealable containers with thick products at a rate of up to 40 one pound cups per minute, per lane, these packing machines helped speed up the production and became one of the biggest assets for this whole process of production streamlining.
In conjunction with the cup filling lines that can manage almost any size, shape, and material of open mouth containers, the automatic cup sealing machines working with either stock roll film, precut foil, or plastic lids, makes it perfect to accommodate a variety of smaller batches of different products and sizes. Ultimately the cup sealer machine cut production time and cost significantly making the cup filling line critical to the optimization process.
” Serving families since 1950 with fresh, delicious side dishes, appetizers and meals has been our sole dedication, and Control GMC makes it easier to achieve this”